ARCADES (Introducing dAta pRoteCtion AnD privacy issuEs at schoolS in the European Union)

Project Description:

“Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) produce educational materials addressed to children and teens, teachers, as well as parents since there is a great need to educate in the field of data and privacy protection. Furthermore, they work together with other organizations for this purpose. DPAs put educational materials on their websites, as well as disseminate them on the regional level. Unfortunately, this knowledge has been thus far disseminated only “passively”: there are little or no actions to educate children about privacy and data protection. Furthermore, such dissemination is currently limited to national or regional “silos”. Thus, also considering the borderless nature of the internet, there is a need for a common approach at the European level and for the development of common and effective teaching approaches. A unified set of teaching aids might help in this regard as nowadays the youth encounter more and more spying and data collecting devices and other new technology appliances which put the privacy of the most vulnerable–young people–at risk. Therefore, knowledge about effective protection of privacy and personal data is as important as it was never before.”

Funder: EU-FP7


Host institution (s): Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (Austria), Hamburg Consult, Trilateral (London), University of Stirling, King’s College London

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