My Data Secured – raising youth awareness of their EU-ratified rights is a project informing and empowering young people and professionals working with them to be mindful about personal data privacy.
The project supports 14 to 22-year-olds in understanding personal data security and how to access online services in a secure manner. After our project, young people and youth work professionals will be informed on their legal data protection rights, as well as the role of the EU in securing the fundamental rights of individuals.
How It’s Done
We approach young people through videos and social media influence marketing, where their age peers discuss data privacy issues they have faced.
Our other target group, professionals working in social work, youth work or education, we provide with project materials for discussing data privacy with young people. The adults get tools to broach a complex subject more smoothly.
Why Educate Young People On Data Privacy?
Data privacy is especially important to discuss with teenagers and young adults, as they are frequently likely to adapt new social online services and social media platforms. When signing on to a new platform, young people can give out sensitive personal information to the service provider. The content produced in this project provide 14 to 22-year olds with concrete examples on the kind of data service providers sample and what the data is used for.
My Data Secured Project is funded by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Finland.