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2017-2018 Digital Citizenship: Private and Personal Information

Teaching and learning guide for 2015-2016

Essential Question

Some kinds of information are generally safe to share on the internet, but some are not; as a responsible digital citizen, how will you protect yourself from online identity theft?

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Privacy (Private and Personal Information)

Anything we write on the internet is almost impossible to remove.  Because it can be copied and saved by others, there is no certainty that deleting a message will make it go away. 

Be careful and consider:

First, what is safe to put on the internet?

What should you never put on the internet? Why?

Why should you think before you post?

Key Vocabulary

Register (online) means to enter your information in order to sign up and get access to a website 

Personal information is information about you that cannot identify who you are, such as your age, gender, how many siblings you have, your favorite food or movie, etc.

Private information is information about you that can be used to identify you, such as your social security number, street address, email, phone number, etc.

Identity theft is when a thief steals someone's private information in order to pretend to be that person

Share Jumper Mission (Privacy)

Try the Share Jumper Mission and see if you can "jump" to posts that seem safe, smart, and respectful. Create your own Privacy Mission comic strip (individually or with a friend)!

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