After over a year of heated discussion and media coverage about all the problems with Social Media, I can’t really find a lot of stuff on how governments plan to “train and inform” the next generation of Internet users (Most countries have still a public education system).
We know that there is no formula or technology (currently) to prevent what’s happening on social media platforms, that privacy is and will be an important factor in modern life, and regulations will (AT BEST) always be a decade behind and made by people who don’t understand the impact of their regulations (let alone the negative influence of lobbying money on the very same regulations).
But if that’s all so important (and if you read the press it’s a BIG thing) where are the “education” programs to show our children the danger and impact of social media and the importance of privacy?
You can’t leave that in the hand of parents alone, who more often than not, don’t have a clue how to deal with all that stuff.
And where is the media standing? It’s definitely not enough to cry out loud about every scandal, but stay quiet about how to prevent it or how user can protect them self. Is the media really interested in informing? The current most successful business model for media is advertising. But this model will become harder to keep up, the more users protect their privacy and data (“Ad-blocker, anti tracking browser, are cool, just not on our site”)