Personal Information and Privacy

Kids must learn why and how to secure their personal information in order to stay safe. Privacy and security settings differ between every app and website, so it is important they learn to identify red flags and protect themselves. In this module, we provide you with the tools and resources to help kids understand that protecting your private information goes beyond just have a strong password.

Topics this unit will cover as your child grows up:

Online Communities

The good and bad sides of social media, protecting personal information, what respectful communication looks like (whether or not they are anonymous), and strategies to deal with harassment or cyberbullying, and more.

Grades this curriculum relates to:

Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Personal Data Use

The importance of knowing someone in real life, asking parents for permission, how personal information can be used in not-good ways, and what kind of information is safe to share.

Grades this curriculum relates to:

Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Strong Passwords

How to develop a stronger password, the importance of updating and changing passwords, how to set strong password recovery settings (not using easy-to-answer questions like birthdays or pet’s names), and more.

Grades this curriculum relates to:

Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5

Device & camera security

Understand the dangers of using a camera, how strangers can access their camera without consent, why it is important to seek consent from others when sharing cameras, why you need to keep software up to date, and more.

Grades this curriculum relates to:

Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6

Resources You’ll Get

In-Class Activities

Family Letter

Lesson Plan

Slides

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