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Opinion: Gov’t Youth Program Takes Wrong Approach


November 4, 2011

In column for, Emma Teitel writes that the federal government is taking the wrong approach in its youth privacy initiative because the program "fails to address what is arguably the most insidious social media problem facing youth today: it's impossible for them to control who takes their picture and where they turn up online...The reality is that avoiding being in a single party picture on Facebook means avoiding the party altogether." While the campaign says, "If you don't want a future college/job/internship/scholarship/sports team to see it, don't post it publically," Teitel says that's "difficult to manage, especially when you're not the one taking or posting the photos."  
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