Oct 042010
 
 October 4, 2010  Online, Youth & Schools

Dennis Carter writes:

Privacy advocates say the rules regarding internet privacy and appropriate online behavior should be stressed at colleges and universities, especially among incoming freshmen, in the wake of a Rutgers University student’s suicide after a video of him having sex was posted on the web without his consent.

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While educating college youth about what is appropriate — or inappropriate — is a good idea, if only to make the expectations and rules clear, it is somewhat late in the game if we have to be teaching older teens and young adults about privacy. That type of education needs to start in the home at a young age and be reinforced in the schools as the children are growing up. And not just for online privacy — but offline privacy as well.

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