The concerned authorities for data protection always making efforts to continue with their work of raising the awareness about the importance of taking care of our online privacy. Their efforts include the launch of various guides focused on minors, parents and teachers to know what to do on the network to avoid any sort of problems and fall a victim of cybercrimes.
Their guides are available for consultation on the web to learn about being on the internet. They also let you know how to avoid getting entangled on the treacherous paths of the internet, focused on the smallest of the house, children and adolescents. For the parents and teachers, they also have published guides which are available on the official websites the internet.
In the guides for the young ones, they emphasize the need to take care of what they can share on the internet and explain to the children the need to talk to an adult for advice. Remember that if you are under the age of 14, there is personal information you should not share such as name and surname, photo, your parents’ bank details, names of your best friends, email, age and cell and telephone numbers.
They explain to the children between 10 and 14 years what is meant by personal data, what information can be extracted from them by third parties based on what they share on the network. Their publications also show the tips and recommendations related to the automatic message forwarding, secure password usage, instant messaging group behavior, what to do to delete photos or videos in which the child appears or how to react to the cyber harassment.
Regarding the tips for parents and teachers, they stress the role of these groups in caring for the online privacy of minors and encourage them to raise the awareness and guide them about the good usage of the internet. They aim to offer the parents and teachers a guiding text that can help them with the educational task of promoting the responsible habits among young people in terms of online privacy and data protection.
As a relevant fact, they cite the statistics that almost 40% of the citizens consider that the most common risk to the minors on the internet is the dissemination of their compromised photos and videos, followed by giving too much information about themselves to people they do not know at all. These publications by the data protections experts provide the preventive tools to avoid the risks at a collective level in which the new technologies have a special impact on the online privacy.