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Risk Check for New Tech (UK)

What privacy risks do new technologies present and how do we decide if they're worth it?

New tech, like location services and smart devices, helps make our lives easier and opens opportunities that didn't exist before. But these innovations also come at a cost -- especially to our privacy. Help learners consider the benefits and drawbacks of these new technologies -- and decide whether they're ultimately worth it.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Identify important benefits and privacy risks that new technologies present.
  • Decide whether or not the benefits of new technologies outweigh their privacy risks.
  • Use the "Take a Stand" thinking routine to consider both the benefits and the risks of new technologies.
Key Vocabulary: facial recognition
facial recognition:
a type of technology that can use a digital image to  identify a person
Privacy & Security

Lesson Plan

50 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

  • Lesson Slides
  • Lunch Lines Dilemma Handout Teacher Version
  • Lesson Quiz

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips