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Navigating the online world today is hard enough as an adult. But it’s way worse for kids. Not only are they short on life experiences that would give them the context they need, but as students during a pandemic, their privacy rights are being sorely tested by new “edtech” apps and services. Today I speak with Jill Bronfman from Common Sense Media about their new report on the state of privacy for kids. Their research is quite comprehensive – and (spoiler alert) the results aren’t great. Obviously, this report is helpful for parents, educators and policy makers – but much of what’s covered here is useful knowledge for anyone.
Jill Bronfman is Privacy Counsel at Common Sense Media, teaches Media Ethics and Privacy Law.
- 2021 State of Kid’s Privacy: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/research/state-of-kids-privacy-2021
- Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
- Common Sense Privacy Program: https://privacy.commonsense.org/
- Boston COVID in the waste water: https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/how-fast-is-covid-surging-in-boston-this-chart-shows-the-spike-after-christmas/ar-AAShL4P
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