National Privacy Commission Holds Kabataang Digital Advocacy Campaign
Last November 25, 2021, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) held its Kabataang Digital advocacy campaign in line with National Children’s Month. In collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission held the young privacy advocates summit with the slogan “Matalino, Mapagmatyag, at Mapanuri.”
The campaign was launched on November 25, 2020 and according to NPC Executive Director Ivin Ronald Alzona, “is a vital part of the NPC’s vision of building a better digital landscape for future generations.”
The advocacy campaign aims to encourage data protection for children and enjoins school officials and parents to educate their children on appropriate digital citizenship and safe choices. Additionally, Executive Director Alzona stated that the campaign aims to show children that “data privacy principles  will serve as their building blocks of being responsible and smart digital citizens who are knowledgeable on what should and should not be shared online and are mindful of their rights as data subjects.”
Some of the topics discussed were challenges and opportunities for growth as digital children, digital responsibility through data privacy rights, best practices on internet use, cyberbullying, social media, and even data privacy for first-time voters.
The full press release can be found here.