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Stoddart Tells Students: Think Before You Share

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

January 27, 2012

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is telling students and young Canadians to be careful about what information they decide to share online, the Toronto Star reports. "The less personal information about you that's floating around the web," says Stoddart, "the less it can do you harm." Stoddart's office has launched a series of tools for seventh- and eighth-grade students to help parents, students and teachers become familiar with the risks that come with sharing personal information online. Additionally, her office has released a tip sheet for parents who are concerned about their children's online behavior. Meanwhile, Stoddart is hosting Data Privacy Day events today to help increase awareness about online safety.
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