Tag Archives: right to privacy
Posted on 23. May, 2011 by lynette.
Online privacy has suddenly become the stage for a huge battle between lawmakers, technology companies, youth and online safety advocates, advertisers, and consumers.
Most U.S. parents probably don’t realize all of this is transpiring at both a national and state level. Breaking down one proposed piece of legislation, SB242 from California State Senator Ellen Corbett, may help identify what is fueling all of the action and reaction and, more importantly, remind us of our role in teaching kids how to protect their online privacy. SB242 focuses on addressing online privacy on social networking sites and its three provisions deserve a closer look.
Posted on 25. Feb, 2011 by lynette.
Earlier this week, Google was exposed for an issue with their 4th annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest. The contest is designed to encourage creativity among students in grades K-12 in the U.S. It asks them to create a drawing using the Google logo. The winning entry is then displayed on the Google home page and the winner receives a college scholarship and a technology fund for their school. It’s commendable to engage and reward students in this way.
But the misstep Google made in this 4th year is stunning, especially for a company that is closely scrutinized and many times criticized for its privacy practices. I took particular interest in this story and contest because we are also currently running a contest aimed at youth and schools. I am still baffled as I compare how we’ve chosen to run our contests.
Posted on 07. Feb, 2011 by lynette.
Today marks the 8th year of Safer Internet Day. There are a number of events and activities happening on this day throughout the EU and the world, including the launch of our 2nd annual “What’s Your Story?” internet safety video contest.
One grand prize of US$10,000 and 6 runner-up prizes of US$500 will go to the best entries from schools and individuals who submit videos in one of 3 categories.
“What’s Your Story?” is a unique contest that is by design a vehicle for young people to engage their peers on some of the most critical topics they must deal with in an Internet-connected world. We are joined this year by a number of organizations, from social networks to Internet safety advocates, to empower young people to be active participants in encouraging the safe and responsible use of the Internet.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 by lynette.
Online privacy has been a hotly debated topic for a while now, and it has intensified as greater numbers of people from multiple generations are finally adopting new devices and applications.
When you start researching the issue, it can leave you feeling frustrated and confused about how anyone is going to solve anything. As a parent, I feel I need to pay attention to the various positions and solutions that governments, companies, privacy hawks, and individuals put forward, but also to boil it down so I know what to tell my kids.
So, if I could have anything I wanted for International Privacy Day, here is my wish list.