Monthly Archives: May 2011

New video overview of #youthprivacy conference!

For the last day of Choose Privacy Week 2011, we are pleased to share a video overview of the ALA Privacy and Youth Conference, featuring many of our attendees and speakers sharing their thoughts and reflections on the event. American … Continue reading

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Frances Jacobson Harris on next steps for libraries and youth privacy

At the close of the American Library Association’s Privacy and Youth conference held in March, participants were asked to gather in small groups to address next steps. We had spent time explicating the issues and airing our concerns. Now was … Continue reading

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Point/counterpoint on parental monitoring

Continuing to highlight reflections from ALA’s Privacy and Youth Conference for Choose Privacy Week, today we feature two articles that provide a point/counterpoint on the contentious issue of parental monitoring. Conference speaker Cory Doctorow took a strong stance against monitoring … Continue reading

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Point/counterpoint: Alex Koroknay-Palicz on parental surveillance

Privacy is not a luxury. Nor is it a threat to safety. Ten years ago America was attacked in a shockingly brutal and violent way. Thousands of innocent people died and millions more feared for their safety. Pledging to protect … Continue reading

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Point/counterpoint: Sarah Darer Littman on proactive parenting

When my daughter was in 5th grade, one of her friends, angry that she hadn’t been invited on a trip to the city, created a website called “Ihate_______”(insertmydaughter’sname). I didn’t find out what was going on until the situation had … Continue reading

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Student perspectives on privacy

One of the most enlightening portions of ALA’s Privacy and Youth Conference, according to many attendees, was our discussion with a panel of local students. We heard from young men and women, from urban and suburban schools, sharing their perspectives … Continue reading

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Cory Doctorow’s radical proposition for libraries

Speaking to ALA’s Privacy and Youth Conference from London via Skype, Cory Doctorow offered attendees a thought-provoking assessment of the privacy landscape for young people today. His “radical proposition” that libraries become islands of networked privacy best practices — places … Continue reading

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Welcome to Choose Privacy Week!

Thank you for visiting our site and we urge you to become part of our community of supporters. We focus on privacy and libraries, but we are reaching out to all – young and old, urban and rural, library users … Continue reading

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