PRIVACY RULES Online Privacy for Kids Ms Pirtle’sTechnology ClassGrade 5 SJSJSeptember, 2011
Private Information How would you feel if you had to wear a sign on your back that gave private information such as your name and your address! Would you feel better if you could decide who knows those things about you?
Private Information Is Your Full Name Home Address School Name Phone Number E-mail Address Social Security Number
Why Is Online Privacy Important? Websites could use your private information however they wanted! They might try to: Look for you Contact you Sell you things They could even sell your private information to others!
Review What are examples of private information? Why should you not give out your private information? Remember that strangers, whether it is a company or a person, could use your information to find you and contact you. What sorts of things should you look for to make sure a website protects your privacy? Always look for clearly marked privacy policies, privacy seals of approval, and a person to contact with questions about privacy. Make a habit of checking the kids’ sites you visit for privacy policies and privacy seals of approval.