Data Defenders Guide for Parents

Although many young people care about their online privacy, most don’t know how much information is collected about them and what they can do to limit this.

Data Defenders Guide for ParentsLearning about data collection at a young age is especially important, given that apps and websites aimed at children collect more data about their users than those aimed at adults!

By age ten, most Canadian children are already buying online services with their personal information. We need to help them understand not only how the platforms they use make money from their data, but also the ways in which this affects how – and how much – they share.

The Data Defenders game teaches children and pre-teens about personal information and its value, and introduces them to the different ways they can manage and protect their personal information on the websites and apps they enjoy.