Key Learning Objectives
- Understand what personal information online means and its permanency
- Learn 4 ways to practice strong privacy skills
Just 4 steps to complete the episode!
- 1.Watch the short 3-minute animated video with the children. Play it a few times!
- 2.Discuss the video with the children using our conversation guide to help you.
- 3.Ask each child to complete the Kahoot! Quiz below.
- 4.Print the Activity Sheet below as homework for the children.
How to Protect your Privacy Online
Useful questions and answers to help you guide the conversation with kids
What are your favorite apps and games?
How do they work and why are they your favorite?
How much does it usually cost to download apps and games?
To register on the app, you have to give some personal information. Things like your name, date of birth, location, home address, email address. Then once you are logged into the app or game, everything that you do is information that the app/game company can see and use. (Your photos, videos, things you like, what you comment on, things you say to others, who your friends are).
Plus, don’t forget in app-purchases. Often an app or game has things that you like but you must pay for.
All this information belongs to you and is about you. It tells a story about who you are; it’s your private and personal information.
When you comment or share something online – how long does it stay on the internet for?
It stays there forever.
What if you delete it?
What four privacy skills will protect your personal information from getting into the wrong hands?
- Stick to apps that are safe (check the reviews and ratings of apps and games– do some research)
- Think before you share or say anything online. Don’t ever feel pressured into giving away personal information (photos/videos/money) to someone online– friends or strangers. Always talk to a grown up if you are worried.
- Use Privacy settings on every app and game. (That way only people you know can see what you do.)
- Respect other peoples’ privacy. Never share a photo or video of someone if you don’t have their permission. Ask them first. They will ask you too. It’s a respect thing.
Take the Kahoot! Quiz
Homework Activity Sheet
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Each episode consists of:
- A short three-minute animated video
- A conversation guide to support teachers/parents (It’s basically a Q&A for kids)
- A Kahoot! Quiz to reinforce the learning
- A popular and fun activity sheet; a great homework activity to engage all the family at home.