Search engines remain popular—and users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results—but many are anxious about the collection of personal information by search engines and other…

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The results of this Pew Internet study clearly show the need for digital citizenship programs to be conducted in schools.

 

The report states: “Search engines remain popular—and users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results—but many are anxious about the collection of personal information by search engines and other websites…

 

Most internet users say they do not know how to limit the information that is collected about them by a website…

 

These findings are a backdrop for the ongoing policy debates about privacy, collection of personal information online, and the enthusiasm for targeted search and targeted advertising among companies. They also arise as Google implements a new privacy policy in which information about users’ online behavior when they are signed into Google’s programs can be collected and combined into a cohesive user profile. This includes material from Google’s search engine, the Google+ social networking site, YouTube video-sharing site, and Gmail.”

 

These findings can be used by teacher librarians to raise their school community’s awareness of the importance of explicit instruction in the use of online databases, search engines, and websites and social media sites that require users to create an account.

 

 

See on www.pewinternet.org

One response to “Search engines remain popular—and users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results—but many are anxious about the collection of personal information by search engines and other…

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