Projects which involve children and young people must be extra sensitive to issues of privacy. Their safety is always the most important consideration in a social media project. INCLUSO pilot projects collected evidence for research and so followed comprehensive privacy rules when it came to processing personal data. It is vital that all organisations do the same.
With the experience of the INCLUSO project in mind, the following three points can be made:
- Take precautions for the secure handling of data with respect for privacy issues
- Organisations should create an ethical expert committee to discuss these kinds of issues
- Consider having the ethical decisions you make in your project approved by a national ethical board