This week, May 2-8, 2010 the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsored the first ever Choose Privacy Week.’ Check out the official website at privacyrevolution.org
While it may have served better to be posting about this last weekend, it’s never too late to talk about privacy.
I encourage you to watch the Privacy Week video. It’s long at 23 minutes, but stick with it, you will be glad you did.’ Not only does it feature beloved authors with online presences- Cory Doctorow and Neil Gaiman, and ALA president Camilla Alire, it also features an average mother with a teenage daughter who are having an open conversation about privacy. This last one is important.’ While I love public figures who speak out about the things I believe in, honest and open conversations between teens and parents, or other caring adults, are the small places where change can happen.’ Having adults who support them and help them to learn about the world around them is the ideal situation for teens to grow into adults who keep that awareness.
This is information literacy. Online privacy choices require some critical thinking.
Click through to the rest of the post and I will get into a bit of the specifics of this regarding the current stat of Facebook.