Submission by Liceo Da Vinci, Fasano (IT)

Submission by Liceo Da Vinci, Fasano (IT)

Are you sure that what you post on the internet isn’t going to be logged and stored by someone else?
Digital privacy is the protection of the information of private citizens who use digital mediums, but we want to focus your attention on the fact that using digital mediums to conduct affairs, whether personal or professional, can leave “digital footprints”.
Two examples are the well-known cookies and spywares.

Through bad control of your private information, such as posting highly risky photos of you or sharing too many things about you and people you know, you can get involved into dangerous situations that are really tricky to solve: for example you can get stalked or be a victim of “predators”, you can get cyberbullied-especially for teenagers- and even your identity can be stolen.
As teenagers that live this reality everyday, we’ve tried to find some solutions to this big and apparently unsolvable problem.

First of all, we carried out a local survey and, from the collected data,we can for example notice that:
-84% of teenagers are signed in social networks, but a half doesn’t feel safe on the internet;
-two teenagers of three didn’t read the privacy terms before signing in social networks.

After collecting up all these information into a graphic, we’ve decided to bring in a new model of privacy policy for social networks. As an example of it, we made a Power Point of Facebook’s privacy policy which would be more interesting and easy to be read, adding also a short questionary to prove that the user is rightly informed.
We’ve also tried to find a way to understand how much our information is being used and consequently how much a website is dangerous for our privacy thanks to “digital traffic lights”. We drew three little circles at the edge of the page: one of them is green, another one is yellow, and the last one is red. When the green one is switched on, your information is safe; the yellow one means you have to pay attention on what you’re sharing on the net; while when the red circle lights up, you are in danger and you should leave the website.

Last but not least, we edited a spot in which we show how much most of us often feels in danger online and how surfing on the net can turn into a nightmare.

III A classico
I.I.S.S. Leonardo Da Vinci, Fasano

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