Grade 8

Being Aware of What You Share

How can you protect your privacy when you're online?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Kids share a lot of information whenever they go online -- sometimes on purpose, sometimes not. But do they understand that online privacy isn't just what they say and post? Help your students learn about their digital footprints and the steps they can take to shape what others find and see about them.

Students will be able to:
  • Reflect on the concept of privacy, including what they feel comfortable sharing and with which people.
  • Analyze different ways that advertisers collect information about users to send them targeted ads.
  • Identify strategies for protecting their privacy, including opting out of specific features and analyzing app or website privacy policies.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 50 mins.
Warm Up:
Private Minds
10 mins.
Explore:
Just for You
10 mins.
Analyze:
Protecting Your Privacy
20 mins.
Wrap Up:
Take Action
10 mins.

What You'll Need

Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Lesson Slides
Student Handout: Ad Detective Student Version Teacher Version
Lesson Quiz Editable Google form Answer Key
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