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Canadian Government Youth Privacy Video Competition

By: Absolute Team | 2/18/2009

The Canadian government ran a video competition for youth called the 2008 My Privacy & Me National Video Competition. The seven finalists, and the winning entry, have been announced! Each video tries to teach youth how technology affects privacy in some way.

The first place video, made by the John F. Ross CVI school in Ontario, was entitled 'A Lesson in Privacy':

The video shows a little turtle signing up for Facebook, providing lots of private information that people shouldn't share online. A little snail tries to teach the turtle a lesson in online privacy. The 7 finalists can all be viewed here.

If you're an educator or parent, perhaps the videos would be a good tool to illustrate the topic of privacy. Or perhaps you can use it as inspiration to start your own video project! Also check out the My Privacy Quiz, to see how well you know your privacy rights in Canada, and the top 10 things you can do to protect your privacy.

Via privacy commissioner blog