The Privacy Commissioner has launched a new tool to help young Canadians understand and navigate privacy issues in the online world: a graphic novel entitled Social Smarts: Privacy, the Internet, and You.
The story follows Dave and Amy, a brother and sister who walk into their new school only to find that students they’ve never met before know all about them from their social network pages.
Guided by a talking smart phone, Dave, Amy and their classmates learn how their choices affect their reputations. In the end, they gain a better understanding of both what’s happening ‘behind the scenes’ and how to reduce the privacy risks associated with social networking, mobile devices, and online gaming.
Copies of the 12-page graphic novel – a first for our Office – can be downloaded from our website and printed.
The graphic novel complements a youth video, parent tips and a presentation package for educators released earlier this year.
To download a copy of the graphic novel, visit: youthprivacy.ca/en/gn_intro.html