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Education Week | 04.16.18

Teens Worry About Online Privacy: Q&A With Researcher Claire Fontaine

Claire Fontaine

Benjamin Herold of Education Week interviewed Claire Fontaine about teens’ attitudes towards online privacy.

“Across the board, the young people we spoke to were deeply concerned about privacy and had a great appetite for adult guidance. Some had a vague, ambient sense that mobile devices and social media platforms were not safe, secure spaces. Other young people were intimately aware of the vulnerabilities in these systems. But the common thread was deep concern about issues of privacy and security, and a sense of vulnerability and wanting more adult guidance than they had experienced. They want to have conversations about their questions, insecurities, anxieties, concerns, and negative experiences. They’re longing for spaces to process the challenges that they’re facing.”

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