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Childrens voices: "I have nothing to hide"

Published on: 28.01.09
Source: heute.de

Chat, Youtube, SchuelerVZ: Children and young people spend most of their leisure time on the Internet. Today is the European data protection day. Politicians and experts advice caution, when it comes to the generous disclosure of private data by children and young people. On a symposium in Mainz (Germany) the question is raised, if security on the Internet is a topic for pupils anyway. Four out of five young people have profiles on social networking sites. The commissioner for data protection Edgar Wagner calls on the user to restrain themselves with disclosure of private data and demands parents to get themselves involved with the technology.

A short video with voices of young Internet users regarding their handling with personal data can be watched under

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