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What's The Big Deal About Internet Privacy? (9-12)

How do websites collect your personal information, and what can you do about it?

Students explore the concept of privacy in their everyday lives, and as it relates to using the Internet. Students examine a scenario in which a research company collects information about them. They reflect on concerns they might have, and they learn about the kinds of information websites collect. They learn that sites are required to post their privacy policies and that kids should check those policies on the sites they visit.

Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • explore the concept of privacy in both a real-world setting and online.
  • understand how and why companies collect information about visitors to their websites.
  • learn and use online privacy terms.
  • learn that websites are required to post privacy policies.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grades 9-10: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.4c, L.6


Grades 11-12: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.4c, L.6


ISTE NETS•S:

5a, 6a

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