Information Privacy



          Using chat rooms and social networking sites, or playing games online with others, can sometimes lead to striking up conversations with strangers. Many people are not aware that this is like opening up your front door to people you don't know. You need to show the parents of the school that you know what information needs to be kept personal in order to stay safe on the Internet.  After researching the topic of Information Privacy using the resources listed below, you should be able to answer the following questions:








1.    Name 4 examples of private information that should not be posted online or given out.


2.    When creating a screen name, what should you consider? Give examples of good and bad screen names for yourself.


3.    If you ever get involved in a chat room conversation that makes you feel uncomfortable or in danger for any reason, what should you do?


4.    What is SPAM and why is it bad?


5.    Give 2 examples of possible consequences of sharing too much personal information over the Internet.


6.    Name two ways you and other students can reduce the risk of being targeted by an online predator.


7.    What should you do with email from someone you don't know?


8.    What should you do if someone online asks you to meet him or her in person?




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BrainPOP: Watch video under Digital Citizenship called Information Privacy


Video: Protecting Reputations Online in Plain English


Safe Surfing Tips for Teens


Know the Risk - Online Predators


How to Choose a Safe Screen Name



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