Classroom Resources for Each of the Ten Principles
You’re Leaving Footprints (Module 1)
Principle: Your information footprint is larger than you think.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can enumerate ways their online and offline activities contribute to their information “footprint”; students can use privacy settings and critical thinking skills to limit the exposure of their footprint.
There’s No Anonymity (Module 2)
Principle: There is no anonymity on the Internet.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can explain (in general terms) how data tracked by online services can be used to identify them; students can use tools and techniques to reduce the effectiveness of tracking.
Information Is Valuable (Module 3)
Principle: Information about you on the Internet will be used by somebody in their interest — including against you.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can give examples of how their data may be used to benefit others; students can investigate and evaluate how different online services use data, in order to make informed choices.
Someone Could Listen (Module 4)
Principle: Communication over a network, unless strongly encrypted, is never just between two parties.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can articulate how the multi-step, multi-party pathways of networked communication affect users’ privacy; students can identify and use more secure communication options.
Sharing Releases Control (Module 5)
Principle: Sharing information over a network means you give up control over that information — forever.
Summary of Learning Objectives:Students can enumerate ways their information may be recorded, re-shared, and reinterpreted once it is online; students can use privacy settings and imaginative self-inquiry to limit potentially harmful sharing.
Search Is Improving (Module 6)
Principle: Just because something can’t be found today, doesn’t mean it can’t be found tomorrow.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can explain how changes in technology and regulations can affect who has access to their data; students can use techniques to monitor and limit the exposure of their data.
Online Is Real (Module 7)
Principle: The online world is inseparable from the “real” world.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can give examples of how online and offline activities affect each other; students can think imaginatively about the potential consequences of their posts for themselves and others.
Identity Isn’t Guaranteed (Module 8)
Principle: Identity is not guaranteed on the Internet.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can explain why it is difficult to be sure who one is communicating with online; students can investigate and evaluate the legitimacy of services that want their personal information.
You Can’t Escape (Module 9)
Principle: You can’t avoid having an information footprint by not going online.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can enumerate ways their offline activities generate data that is stored and shared online; students can communicate effectively with others about everyone’s information-sharing preferences.
Privacy Requires Work (Module 10)
Principle: Only you have an interest in maintaining your privacy.
Summary of Learning Objectives: Students can articulate why technology design, laws, and business policies do not inherently protect their privacy; students have the capacity to acquire new privacy-management skills as technology and policies change.