Today, we are publishing a booklet “Your guide to Digital Defenders vs. Data Intruders – Privacy for kids!“, to help young people between 10-14 years to protect their privacy.
The internet is an amazing opportunity for young people to learn, communicate and to explore new worlds. Our booklet will help them enjoy all the benefits of the internet while protecting their personal information.
said Kirsten Fiedler, Managing Director of European Digital Rights.
Children’s freedom to explore and develop should not be limited due to lack of awareness of privacy-protecting strategies. The booklet helps them make safer and more informed choices about what to share and how to share online. It includes chapters on what privacy actually is, how to use safer messaging systems and how to improve the security of smartphones.
The booklet is the outcome of an international project with contributions by EDRi’s network (Bits of Freedom, Open Rights Group, Chaos Computer Club, Digitale Gesellschaft, ApTI Romania, Mediamocracy and many more). In the parallel universe of the booklet, a team of superheroes (the Digital Defenders) fights a group of villains (the Intruders). They were created by German comic artist and illustrator Gregor Sedlag.
The original language is English, but we have started to coordinate translations to make it available in as many languages as possible. The booklet is available under a creative commons (CC-BY) licence and can be freely downloaded and re-distributed. Donations to cover printing costs as well as translations are accepted here. If you want to help with translations, or if you want to print it and distribute it at schools please contact us!
- Full booklet: https://edri.org/files/privacy4kids_booklet_web.pdf
- Poster: https://edri.org/files/defenders_vs_intruders_poster.pdf
The booklet is available in several other languages – find the list of them here!
(Or donate via PayPal, Bitcoin, Flattr, or bank transfer: https://edri.org/donate/)
Educate and empower children on online privacy