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Privacy Commissioner Seeks Student Privacy Ambassadors

STUDENT PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

March 4, 2010

Victorian Privacy Commissioner Helen Versey has announced the creation of a Sponsored Delegate program for the national "Watch this Space: Children, young people and privacy" conference in May. The delegates will receive tickets and travel costs to the conference as well as funding to help their schools establish privacy awareness projects. "Privacy is not just for grown-ups," Versey points out, noting that topics like "texting, sexting, cyber-bullying...and safe social networking" are important issues for children and youth. Hugh Stephens of Privacy Victoria's Youth Advisory Group says that in addition to learning from experts, students selected to attend the conference "can engage with issues about privacy that matter to them," taking what they learn back to their schools and communities.
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