On Line Security
Show infographic of types of personal data available on line
Launch essential question: To what extent can people expect privacy in today’s digitally connected world?
Respond to awareness of amount of personal data in the public domain.
2 Direct Instruction
Read what Harvard analyst says about internet privacy; introduce 7 steps any individual can take to increase privacy protections
Students read aloud and discuss article elements; encourage agree/disagree responses to the analyst's viewpoint.
3 Guided Practice
Open Upfront Magazine to political cartoon comparing physical and digital surveillance, "You Are Being Watched" (teacher login required)
Click on video (2.35 min): Browse Without Prying Eyes / How to do internet searches without leaving a trail?
Discuss political cartoon and students' experiences with targeted ads.
Students view video and comment in small teams in post video discussion.
4 Independent Practice
Read UPFRONT article, JANUARY 29, 2018. "You Are Being Watched" (student login required)
Students respond to 10 question "Check for understanding" on Canvas link or Google form. (assessment)
Students read article and discuss in small groups: Marketers are tracking what you do online so they can target you with ads matching your interests. What does that mean for your privacy?
5 Wrap Up
Students discuss closing thoughts:
To what extent does the law protect the privacy of online consumers? In your opinion does it do enough?
Should websites be allowed to collect data about you without your permission?
Students take home the 7 steps to implement their own privacy protection measures.
Homework/enrichment: read "Do You Know How Much Private Information You Give Away Every Day?" MANOUSH ZOMORODI, TIME Magazine, March 29,