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What does data collection mean for a child’s future?

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We often see parents using technology as a baby sitter.  That’s pretty concerning, but then I see children in the 8, 9, to 12 range with YouTube channels, and Instagram movie channels, and discussion forums on Facebook.  It’s a little bit more than concerning — knowing there are stalkers and predators collecting their every move!

Netscape has taken the initiative to ask  “What does data collection mean for a child’s future?”

Netscape writes :

QUOTINGAccording to a new study, by the time a child turns 13, their parents have posted on average 1,300 photos and videos of them online. “Sharenting” isn’t the problem–it’s what big tech can and will do with our info. What could all that data mean for a child’s future?

Firefox believes every family deserves every opportunity to decide for themselves who has access to their personal information. That’s why we collect a minimum amount of sensitive information about you, your family, and everyone who uses our products. END QUOTEExplore Firefox products to keep the most tracked generation ever safe.

A big round of applause for Jelleke Vanooteghem who graciously provided us with our graphic above

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Fred Showker explores design, graphics, computing, social media, marketing, and the online world with an eye to entertaining, amazing information that will possibly make you think!

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