Privacy project trophy

Privacy project trophy

Five students researched the issue of online risks

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From left: An official presents the trophy to competition winners Olivia Chan Yee-shan, Rita Yau Yin-wah and Sue Shu Hiu-ching.
From left: An official presents the trophy to competition winners Olivia Chan Yee-shan, Rita Yau Yin-wah and Sue Shu Hiu-ching.
A group of students from Lui Cheung Kwong Lutheran College won a trophy last Sunday for their project about online privacy. Olivia Chan Yee-shan, Sue Shu Hiu-ching, Lam Tsz-hin, Tsang Put-long and Rita Yau Yin-wah won the senior section of the Learning Project Competition.

The contest was part of the Student Ambassador for Privacy Protection Programme, organised by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong (PCPD).

For their project, the team surveyed 101 young social media users, covering four aspects of their lives: personal, school, government and use of social media. They also spoke to teachers and counsellors.

"A school counsellor said she had heard about cases of students having suicidal thoughts," Olivia Chan Yee-shan said. "Those students' personal information online was being used as a tool by bullies against them."

As part of Privacy Awareness Week, PCPD has also released a survey about Facebook privacy, after interviewing 1,016 local users of the site. Only about 45 per cent of those aged 15 to 20 were worried about their private information on Facebook.

Dr Henry Chang Chung-yee, PCPD'sinformation technology adviser, said many young people do not realise the dangers of making their personal information available online.

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