Privacy Basics: Protect Your Data

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These activities will help your learners understand how to take control of their privacy in a networked world. Learn web literacy skills like evaluate, navigate, open practice, and protect to safeguard your data and identity online.

Learning Objectives

Learners will understand how to create secure passwords, monitor their online privacy and security, protect their data, and identify online trackers using web literacy skills like evaluate, navigate, open practice, and protect.

IP Tracer

Navigate, Search

You will explore the internet using internet protocol addresses - or IP addresses - to follow and map the connections between websites and devices, learning about navigate and search.

Bad Password Collage

Evaluate, Protect

You will learn about weak and strong passwords and test the strength of different passwords using tools called password meters. You will also make a "bad password collage," learning web literacy skills like evaluate and protect.

Cookies and Third-Party Tracking

Navigate, Open Practice, Protect

You will use a privacy tool called Mozilla Lightbeam to see how websites track your movement online, learning web literacy skills like navigate, open practice, and protect.

Create Secure Passwords

Evaluate, Protect

You will learn several different ways to generate secure passwords and pass-phrases and test their strength, learning web literacy skills like evaluate and protect.

Data Trail Timeline

Protect

You will create a timeline on a poster or in a video or slideshow to demonstrate how information about your movement in the real world gets collected online by companies and other organizations throughout the course of a typical day while learning about web literacy skills like protect.

Privacy Coach

Open Practice, Protect

You will make a teaching and learning resource you can use to mentor your peers about online privacy and protecting their data while learning web literacy skills like open practice and protect.