Problem: There was a time when the Internet was very small, accessible by a well-educated minority, and considered a luxury to have. (Howe, 2016) That time people were aware of what was being shared of their personal lives on the Internet, and technologies like P3P were in place to give users the control over their privacy. (W3C, 2007) Today, however, the culture of Internet has evolved dramatically.
Suggestion: In order to change the culture of the Internet, we need to start with the youth of this time, because they are the architects of the future of the Internet. (Scherker, 2014)
Step: Awareness about online privacy can be taught in schools. The teaching curricula should include a course or two, focusing entirely on how to take control of what gets shared and what gets not.
Suggestion: Making the average user better aware of the specifics of what gets shared about them, when they sign up to a website. (Smithers, 2011)