Welcome to Teaching Privacy


The ever-growing use of social-networking sites like Facebook and YouTube, along with technical advances in data-retrieval techniques, are providing new opportunities to make use of people’s personal information — and those opportunities are equally available for both ethical and unethical uses.

This website provides information about the various threats to online privacy and how Internet users can make better decisions about their privacy. We also provide educators with lesson plans and materials that they can use to bring privacy education to their classrooms.

Recent Blog Posts

Virtual Privacy Lab at San José Public Library

Last year, members of the Teaching Privacy team worked with the San José Public Library to develop content for their Virtual Privacy Lab: Visit the Virtual Privacy Lab Since then, it's been covered in national media, been translated from English into Spanish and...

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What Is This Project?

Teaching Privacy aims to empower K-12 students and college undergrads in making informed choices about privacy, through hands-on educational tools and other classroom materials.

Who's Behind This?

We are a cross-disciplinary group of computer scientists, educators, and social scientists at the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California-Berkeley.