My boy grew up to be a techie kid. I guess, it was expected since my husband and I speak the same techie language. He has his gadgets and knows his way well in the different social networks. Do I feel my son's in danger of being abused in the cyber world? Well, I did for a while and that was before I did my homework. Now, I know my son's tech safe because I made sure that I knew how to protect his data privacy. But not all parents are as tech savvy which is why more kids are not protected online.
Last June 6, 2013, a forum on data privacy in education was held by Vibal Foundation, Inc., the same company that introduced our very own WikiPilipinas (I'm one of the content editors there, hehehe). The forum gathered education leaders, parents, teachers, and government representatives, to discuss matters concerning data privacy in education.
I was all ears when the discussion started because everything was relevant to parenting in this digital age. For instance, Jeff Gould of SafeGov.org talked about data mining in schools. He stressed that "Appropriate policies, laws, or regulations must be put in place as soon as possible" to protect kids from data privacy violation.