EDRi’s Digital Defenders wants to help kids protect their digital privacy

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Digital Defenders

Children’s freedom to explore and develop should not be limited due to lack of awareness of privacy-protecting strategies.

Privacy and security are fast becoming a regular concern in this new digital age. Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and beyond are farming our data 24/7 for a variety of reasons. EDRi wants to help young people aged 10-14 years understand more about privacy online and what they can do to protect theirs. EDRi has developed a booklet called, Digital Defenders, to help illustrate the privacy situation and give a nice graphical understanding that children of the age range can relate to and understand.

The internet is an amazing opportunity for young people to learn, communicate and to explore new worlds. Our booklet will help them enjoy all the benefits of the internet while protecting their personal information.

Children’s freedom to explore and develop should not be limited due to lack of awareness of privacy-protecting strategies. The booklet helps them make safer and more informed choices about what to share and how to share online. It includes chapters on what privacy actually is, how to use safer messaging systems and how to improve the security of smartphones.

The booklet is basically a comic book that illustrates the privacy concerns children should be aware of. The booklet is a combined effort between Bits of Freedom, Open Rights Group, Chaos Computer Club, Digitale Gesellschaft, ApTI Romania, Mediamocracy, and many more. It’s a pretty good idea since we are moving toward a larger reliance on digital information and more data is being stored than ever. The full booklet can be downloaded at the link below and you can hit the same link to read more about EDRi and its partners if you like.

What do you think about digital privacy and children? What do you think of the Digital Defenders booklet? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

  Source: EDRi
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