European Data Protection Digest

Thür Launches Web Safety Campaign for Kids

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—SWITZERLAND

February 4, 2011

Swiss Data Protection Commissioner Hanspeter Thür announced last week the launch of a campaign to teach children and teens about protecting their personal information online, reports swissinfo.ch. Thür said kids need to be aware that posting a picture online could have consequences when looking for a job later on. The Netla campaign uses a comic book and a Web site that includes two games to make kids think about how they use the Internet and how they share information on it. There are also teaching materials and advice for parents.
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