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Questions Arise Over Parents' Online Postings

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

April 1, 2011

The Canadian Press explores several recent instances of "viral videos" on sites like YouTube and across the Internet--some with stars as young as a few months old--in examining whether future privacy implications exist. Some experts are urging parents to use caution as many ethical and privacy questions remain, the report states. As Indiana University Prof. Hans Ibold put it, "The sort of boundaries that we've had before with older media are changing and a lot of people assume now that anything goes, that nothing is private anymore. I think it will take some time to figure it out."
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