Letter to Facebook from the Youth Panel

Posted: december 17, 2009 in Uncategorized

Today the Danish Youth Panel sent a letter to Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly. We are looking forward to see his reply:

“…..Danish kids think that it’s fun to use Facebook because it’s a way to express themselves without their parents sticking their noses into everything. There is a whole society on Facebook that kids use to entertain themselves, chat with friends and play games. It’s also a good way to keep in contact with friends you don’t see every day. Sharing pictures and videos is a big part of having an online profile. Danish kids like to share their photos and comment on each other’s pictures, so they can keep themselves updated with their friends’ lives. The good thing about Facebook is that it’s simple to make a profile and simple to use – and it’s popular.

For us it’s important to have privacy online to protect ourselves from people we don’t know. We don’t want people to post pictures of us that we don’t like, we don’t want strangers to know information about us and we don’t want any other social networking site to take information from our Facebook-profiles. We want it to be easy and simple for us to change our personal settings when it is needed. In general it is hard to find out how to protect ourselves the best. We want to be the boss of who can see our profile…”

READ THE FULL LETTER HERE (PDF): Dear Facebook

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