WATCH — What to know before clicking ‘I agree’ on an app agreement

Story by CBC Kids News • 2021-10-15 10:00

You might be giving away access to your contacts, photos, DMs and location

When was the last time you actually read the agreement that popped up when you downloaded a new app?

Probably never, am I right?

But here’s the thing: by clicking “I agree,” you might be giving away more than you bargained for.

Like your personal information, for example.

By blindly accepting an app agreement, you could be giving some random company access to your contacts, photos, direct messages or location information.

And giving away that private data can have a negative impact on your life.

How exactly can those agreements hurt you?

And how do you get around the fact that they’re almost impossible to understand?

Click play to hear CBC Kids News contributor Saara Chaudry explain, in three minutes or less.

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