Grade 4

Private and Personal Information

What information about you is OK to share online?

It's in our students' nature to share and connect with others. But sharing online comes with some risks. How can we help kids build strong, positive, and safe relationships online? Help your students learn the difference between what's personal and what's best left private.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify the reasons why people share information about themselves online.
  • Explain the difference between private and personal information.
  • Explain why it is risky to share private information online.
Key Vocabulary: hardwired  ·  personal information  ·  private information  ·  register (online)
hardwired:
something you are born with
personal information:
information about you that cannot be used to identify you because it is also true for many other people (e.g. your hair color or the city you live in)
private information:
information about you that can be used to identify you because it is unique to you (e.g. your full name or your address)
register (online):
to enter your information in order to sign up and get access to a website or app
Privacy & Security
This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELACASELAASLand ISTESee standards
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15 mins.
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Lesson Plan

45 mins.
Extension Activity:

Consider having students keep track of how many private or personal statements they get right. Offer the class a reward for reaching a total number of cumulative points. Alternatively, students could compete against each other for an individual reward.

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