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Danish youth panel sends open letter to Facebook January 21, 2010

Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Facebook, Privacy, Youth.
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Before Christmas the Danish youth panel “Medierødderne” sent an open letter to Facebook explaining their thoughts on privacy on the site. For instance, they wrote:

For us it’s important to have privacy online to protect ourselves from people we don’t know. […] We want it to be easy and simple for us to change our personal settings when it is needed. In general it is hard to find out how to protect ourselves the best. We want to be the boss of who can see our profile.”

I think that privacy is going to be a big issue among youth – especially, now that they have to “share” social network sites such as Facebook with their parents.

Read more on the youth panel’s blog or read the full letter here.

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New debate book: The Open Diary November 12, 2008

Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Internet, Internet Safety, Privacy, Youngsters.
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bookAbout a year ago I gave an interview about Danish youngsters’ activities on Arto for a debate book dealing with online social networking and young people’s online behaviour. The book is out now with the title “The Open Diary” (in Danish “Den Åbne Dagbog”). It is written by two journalists (Lonni Park Lynge and Rene Pedersen) and is meant as a debate book to be used in school and at home. It encompasses a number of case stories with young people and interviews with experts.

The book addresses different issues of privacy online and the goal is to facilitate a debate about what is cool and what is not cool to put online.

Read more about the book here (in Danish).