Data Protection Guides for Children

Data Protection Guides for Children

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has produced three short guides for children on data protection and their rights under the GDPR.

These guides are aimed mainly at children aged 13 and over, as this is the age at which children can begin signing up for many forms of social media on their own. These guides will not only help children keep their data safe, but will also be useful for parents, educators and anyone interested in children’s safety and wellbeing online.


Data protection – what’s it all about?

This guide introduces children and young people to the idea of personal data and data protection, and why it’s important for them to know about it.


View the guide by clicking here.




My data protection rights

Each of these short guides introduces children to a different data protection right and how to use it. These guides can be read together or separately.


View the guide by clicking here.




Top tips for keeping your data safe online

This guide has fifteen useful tips to help children – and indeed everyone – keep their personal data safe when they go online.


View the guide by clicking here.

Talk to someone

Worried about something you have seen online or concerned about your child? Childline and the National Parents Council Primary offer free advice and support service.

Childline is a support service for young people up to the age of 18.There is a 24hr telephone, online and mobile phone texting service.

Get started

The National Parents Council Primary enables and empowers parents to be effective partners in their children’s education.

01 887 4477

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