Media Advisory

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner to Unveil New Tools to Help Protect Young People Online

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart will unveil three new tools to help young Internet users protect their privacy during a presentation to students at Hopewell Avenue Public School on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

The Internet has become one of the most powerful tools kids have to connect with friends and make new ones. But the online world is a complex and rapidly evolving environment, and many kids don’t fully understand the impact that some of their activities may have on their privacy.

The new tools are designed to help teachers and parents communicate with young people about the privacy risks associated with online activities. These new tools build on the work the Office has been doing to educate youth about online privacy issues and encourage them to take steps to protect their personal information.

Commissioner Stoddart will deliver a presentation to grade seven and eight students at Hopewell Avenue Public School in Ottawa, Ontario.

This is a media and photo opportunity; the Commissioner will be available for in-person interviews immediately following.

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hopewell Avenue Public School, 17 Hopewell Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

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For more information and/or media interview requests, please contact:

Valerie Lawton
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

NOTE: Journalists are asked to please send requests for interviews or further information via e-mail.

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