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Recognizing The Danger Of Disclosure Of Personal Information On The Internet.

The privacy of personal information of Hong Kong secondary school students is in jeopardy. A study conducted by Polytechnic University found that more than one-half of these students have been doxxed. Doxxing is a fairly new term, meaning that an individual’s personal information (e.g., photos) are posted on social media and instant messaging apps without the person’s consent. The same study of Hong Kong students also found that more than 20% of those who had been doxxed experienced mild to severe depression and anxiety and about another 16% felt stressed.

Violation of a child’s privacy could result in the victim developing Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with symptoms of feeling extremely anxious and having nightmares and flashbacks during the day, according to Dr. Adler, Director of and Clinical Psychologist at the Adler Family Centre. “People with PTSD often feel very depressed and can become suicidal,” Dr. Adler said.

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