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Opinion: Poll Results Highlight Concerns, Need for Education

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

October 13, 2010

The results of recent Zogby research indicate that 92 percent of parents polled are concerned that their kids share too much information online. The nonprofit Common Sense Media commissioned the survey and has launched a campaign designed to raise awareness about children's online privacy. But, writes Larry Magid in the San Jose Mercury News, the poll does not necessarily reflect parents' knowledge about the tools to protect their children's privacy. "It's important that we look at how children use social media to better understand how--and if--their privacy is being violated." Magid says that more education and transparency are needed.
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