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Privacy backgrounder

  1. 1. Teacher's Guide to Online Privacy Issues Establishing Context
  2. 2. Who's Online? 90% of American teens have used social media: ● 75% have a profile on a social networking site ● 23% use at least two different social networking sites daily from Social Media, Social Life: How Teens View Their Digital Lives (Common Sense Media's Program for the Study of Children and Media, 2012). View the infographic at http://www.commonsensemedia. org/teen-social-media-infographic
  3. 3. Digital Cultures, Digital Realities “In fact, for most Digital Natives, there is no definitive divide between their physical identity and their digital footprint” (Blowers, p. 8). We need to remember that membership in the digital world has benefits, in both a social context and from a learning perspective.
  4. 4. Implications for Teaching & Learning Our students are digital learners. They want to: create collaborate share interact Social Media in Education - Teaching Digital Natives in 2011. Uploaded by hollyclarksd. Retrieved July 9, 2013 from
  5. 5. What Teens Are Sharing on Social Media ● 92% use their real name ● 82% share their birthday ● 91% have posted a photo ● 24% have shared a video ● 53% post their email address ● 33% are friends online with someone they have never met in person from Pew Internet Parent Teen Privacy Survey (Pew Research Center Internet and American Life Project, 2013). View the infographic at Media-And-Privacy.aspx
  6. 6. Online Privacy: The Adult Perspective This perception of privacy focuses on absolute protection of (personal) information. Online privacy is necessary to protect from external threats (Davis & James, 2012, or Harris, 2010). Image: 'Grandfather with Granddaughter' Found on
  7. 7. Stranger Danger Adult concerns focus on ‘stranger danger,’ such as online predators, or third-party access to personal data. Image: 'FACEBOOK Illustrations IF YOU USE THIS+IMAGE!!++Please+post+the+link+below.++Thanks!!!!' Found on
  8. 8. Online Privacy: The Teen Perspective Teen privacy concerns focus more on privacy from ‘known others’ (Davis & James, 2012). Examples include protection from: ● the prying eyes of ‘authority’ figures in the adult world (Harris, 2010) ● peer conflict or embarrassment (Davis & James, 2012).
  9. 9. Controlling Access Managing online reputation or image also plays an important role in the teen concept of privacy Davis & James, 2012). This perception of privacy focuses on control of access to information, or the desire to carve out youth- only spaces online. Image: 'Comfortable Computing' Found on
  10. 10. Known Others Many teens view the growing presence of adults on Facebook as an “invasion of privacy” (Davis & James, p. 6). Image: 'Private Property' Found on
  11. 11. Protection, or Empowerment? Online safety and privacy in schools has tended to focus on restrictive ‘protection’ measures designed to limit student access to sites or tools perceived as potentially ‘dangerous,’ such as the use of filters to block access to social media or Web 2.0 tools (Maycock, 2011). Image: 'wikispaces - blocked' Found on
  12. 12. What's the Goal? Such measure neither equip students with the skills and attitudes required for full participation in digital culture, nor address the real world privacy concerns of young people (Harris, 2011). Image: 'Library2010_066-Edit' Found on
  13. 13. The digital world is deeply embedded in our students’ lives and the Web 2.0 digital world is increasingly user-driven (Collier, 2010). Approaches to digital privacy and safety should focus on empowering young users. Skills for the Future Image: 'TweetDeck for Android' Found on
  14. 14. We can do this by ensuring our students receive digital citizenship education that equips them with the skills and attitudes necessary for informed judgement, ethical decision-making and civic-minded problem solving. Image: 'Iphone and Filippo - Dave Hill+Effect' Found on Digital Citizenship...
  15. 15. References Blowers, H. (2010). From realities to values: A strategy framework for digital natives. Computers in Libraries, 30(4), 6-10. Collier, A. (2010, June 7 ). OSTWG report: Why a ‘living internet’? [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.netfamilynews. org/ostwg-report-why-a-living-internet Common Sense Media (2012). Social media, social life: How teens view their digital lives. Retrieved from http://www. Davis, K. and James, C. (2012). Tweens’ conceptions of privacy online: Implications for educators. Learning, Media and Technology, 38(1), 4-25. Harris, F.H. (2010). Teens and privacy: Myths and realities. Knowledge Quest, 39(1), 75-79. hollyclarksd (2011, October 8). Social media in education - Teaching digital natives in 2011 [Video file]. Retrieved from https: // Maycock, A. (2011). Issues and trends in intellectual freedom for teacher librarians: Where we’ve come from and where we’re heading. Teacher-Librarian, 39(1), 8-12. Pew Research Center (2013). Teens, social media and privacy. Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet. org/Infographics/2013/Teens-Social-Media-And-Privacy.aspx