Celebrate Choose Privacy Week May 1, 2013Posted by Jen Habley in Committees, Intellectual Freedom.
Posted on behalf of the AASL Intellectual Freedom Committee
Today marks the beginning of Choose Privacy Week, an initiative started by ALA to give library users the opportunity to learn about and discuss privacy rights in the digital age.
Privacy has become an increasingly important issue to discuss with students of all ages. Many students do not realize the possible implications of their public digital life, and freely share photos and information on the Internet every day. It is our job as librarians to educate students about how to safely engage in communications through social media and other outlets, how to keep their information such as passwords and bank accounts private, and how to avoid situations like cyber-bullying while online.
ALA has put together many resources for librarians to use including videos, handouts, and position papers. Go to chooseprivacyweek.org for more information on how you can celebrate. Let’s start the conversation with our students.