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Children To Be Educated About 'Potential Dangers' of Facebook In British Schools

by Rukmani Krishna on September 18, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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 Children To Be Educated About 'Potential Dangers' of Facebook In British Schools

The potential dangers of Facebook and the internet are to be taught in schools in the United Kingdom in the coming months.

Teachers will reportedly be provided with resources on the potential risks of posting information online and explaining to primary and secondary pupils the rights they have to demand websites delete their data.

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UK's Information Commissioner's Office said it was hoping to develop lesson plans for teachers in time for next term, and that pupils will also be taught about their rights to access other information that companies or government holds about them, The Telegraph reports.

Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, said that children needed to be taught that they had rights and that savvier consumers would mean web companies "had to start treating their customers like grown-ups", the paper said.
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Facebook's tricky and confusing privacy settings have been a growing concern among users, who have claimed to feeling scared and insecure about the amount of information they are forced to share online and have no idea as to how to control it.

Despite the criticisms, Facebook still remains as one of the most active social-networking websites among the youth and adults all over the globe.

Source: ANI
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