Facebook Lessons German Schools to Teach Online Privacy

Internet companies such as Facebook and Google have come in for repeated criticism in Germany, where the government has concerns about what they do with users' data. Now one state, worried about the amount of information young people reveal online, plans to teach school pupils how to keep a low profile on the web.
Von Jessica Donath
Social networking sites such as Facebook play a large role in young people's lives -- but not all children and teenagers know how to keep their data safe.

Social networking sites such as Facebook play a large role in young people's lives -- but not all children and teenagers know how to keep their data safe.

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