Ensuring Young People’s Digital Privacy as a Fundamental Right

Authored by: Kathryn C. Montgomery , Jeff Chester , Tijana Milosevic

International Handbook of Media Literacy Education

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138645493
eBook ISBN: 9781315628110
Adobe ISBN: 9781317240068

10.4324/9781315628110.ch7

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Abstract

Today’s generation of “digital natives” is growing up in an always-on media environment, where texting, gaming, posting updates on social networks, and sharing videos are routine pastimes. Digital tools offer numerous new opportunities for entertainment, education, social interaction, and political engagement, enabling youth to contribute to a shared culture, find their own voices, and participate in social causes. But young peoples’ avid engagement with digital media has also raised serious privacy concerns.

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