CLIP Privacy Curriculum for Middle Schoolers

The Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham University created and tested a set of lesson plans and materials for middle schoolers about online privacy, focusing on how privacy impacts reputation and on how to keep information (reasonably) secure.

The lessons were originally designed to be taught by volunteers from the Fordham Law School, but are now available for any educator to use.

Privacy Resources and Lesson Plans from Canada

Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy has produced a number of lessons for elementary school, middle school, and high school:


For the most part, these are great resources for teachers who want to help young people understand how online information sharing works. Of course, it’s always important to take a critical view; for example, if a lesson refers to “the anonymous nature of the Internet”, you may need to remind kids that they shouldn’t assume people can’t figure out who they are just because they use a fake name.