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Expert: Kids Revel in Online World Because It Feels More Private Than Offline

ONLINE PRIVACY

July 10, 2013

In an interview with The Guardian, Microsoft researcher danah boyd discusses some of her work. Boyd says she’s frustrated when people assert that kids don’t care about privacy. “It's just that their notions of privacy look very different than adult notions," she says. "Kids don't have the kind of privacy that we assume they do. As adults...we think of the home as a very private space...The thing is, for young people it's not a private space—they have no control. They have no control over who comes in and out of their room, or who comes in and out of their house…the online world feels more private because it feels like it has more control."
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