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Facebook and Attorneys General take the lead on teen privacy

16 Apr

PEOPLE CATALOGUE Facebook has teamed up with the National Association of Attorneys General in the US to inform teenagers about how best to protect their privacy online.

We can think of a few ways, but they don’t appear in the guidance here. What does is an air of concern from two organisations that ought to know what they are talking about.

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“Teenagers and adults should know there are tools to help protect their online privacy when they go on Facebook and other digital platforms,” said Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler.

“We hope this campaign will encourage consumers to closely manage their privacy and these tools and tips will help provide a safer online experience. Of course, attorneys general will continue to actively protect consumers’ online privacy as well.”

The consumer education programme can be referred to by kids and parents, and it offers advice on managing your privacy and visibility on Facebook and other websites. Facebook is sharing the stage with the National Association of Attorneys General.

“At Facebook, we work hard to make sure people understand how to control their information and stay safe online. We’re always looking for new partners in that endeavor – that’s why we’re thrilled to collaborate with the National Association of Attorneys General,” said Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

“We’re grateful for Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler’s leadership on this issue, and we look forward to working with him and attorneys general around the country. Together, we hope to ensure that young people make safe, smart, and responsible choices online.”

The various educational elements of the program will be accessible through Facebook’s safety pages. The social network said that these will include videos that should deal with most frequently asked questions, a top 10 guide to securing your information on Facebook, and a public service announcement from Sandberg.