Privacy Risks in Gaming
As parents, we all have concerns about our children and privacy. When children were younger, parents were concerned about their children sharing personal information or private stories from home with their teachers, but as children grow up and spend time online, the privacy risks increase. There are many risks associated with sharing personal information while or in game.
For many children, they have a hard time understanding why they need to keep their information private. Additionally, they don't think about the information they are providing and how it could be harmful to them. It is important for parents to explain the risks of sharing information online as well as the consequences that could follow.
What is Considered Private Information?
Any information that can personally identify you is considered personal information. This includes but is not limited to age, birthday, school, address, email address, usernames, passwords, names of people you know, people in your family, your pets name etc.