In most cases young people think very much the same as older people when it comes to online. Many of the mistakes that young people make are the mistakes older people make. The information young people share on Facebook, for example, is very similar to the amount of information shared on dating sites by adults…I’m worried that they will have tattoos that they will want to get rid of 20 years from now, in the form of digital posts.

John Palfrey, Harvard Law, commenting on a recent paper on privacy that reviewed data collected in studies of children and teens online from the 1990s through this year: via WSJ. He would go on to say, “I think we need to think very carefully about commercialization of the youth experience. We need to think about the amount of surveillance that is occurring of youth activities, whether by companies or by parents or schools.”