People with intellectual disabilities to get training on data protectionby Beatrice Credi - 2014.12.01
Identity fraud, cybercrime, cyberbullying, all dangers we face when simply using the Internet. Data protection is a major particularly for people with intellectual disabilities. The past years have seen a major increase in people with an intellectual disability using technology to live more independently and more included in society. Therefore, Inclusion Europe, together with partners from four other European countries, has launched the Safe Surfing project, aimed at training people with intellectual disabilities on data protection and on safe online behavior. Partners will reach people with intellectual disabilities directly, by using interactive online training sessions that offer participants the possibility of asking questions in real time. From 1 – 5 December, Inclusion Europe and project partners FEAPS, PSOUU, Mencap and ANFFAS will use their Facebook and Twitter pages, using the hashtag #SafeSurfing, to ask questions related to risks and challenges for this particular group regarding data protection. The five organisations will post one question a day, each in their own working language. Moreover, thousands more could benefit from the five training videos on several areas of data protection that will be produced and shared by SafeSurfing Partners.
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