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Choose Privacy: Teaching Children about Online Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

May 3, 2010

Today marks the beginning of Choose Privacy Week, an initiative by the American Library Association (ALA) to raise awareness about sharing information online, reports the School Library Journal. Angela Maycock, assistant director for the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, says, "school librarians play a really important and critical part in this effort as they're a starting gate in learning how to access information, and do it responsibly and safely." The ALA launched a Web site that offers tips for educators and parents on age-appropriate ways to address privacy concerns with children. "People are saying they're very concerned about their privacy online. But they lack good information on how to deal with it," says Maycock.
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