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Privacy rules

  1. 1. PRIVACY RULES<br />Online Privacy for Kids<br />Ms Pirtle’sTechnology ClassGrade 5 SJSJSeptember, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Private Information<br />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!<br />Would you feel better if you could decide who knows those things about you?<br />
  3. 3. Private Information Is Your<br />Full Name<br />Home Address<br />School Name<br />Phone Number<br />E-mail Address<br />Social Security Number <br />
  4. 4. Kid’s Privacy Online is THE LAW!<br />If under 13, websites MUST protect your privacy<br />If a website asks for any information from you, it must have a link to its privacy policy.<br />This applies to all websites intended for kids<br />
  5. 5. Why Is Online Privacy Important?<br />Websites could use your private information however they wanted!<br />They might try to:<br />Look for you<br />Contact you<br />Sell you things <br />They could even sell your private information to others!<br />
  6. 6. Key Vocabulary<br />Private Information: <br />Information that can be used to identify you, such as your full name, Social Security number, postal address, email address, and phone number<br />Privacy Policy: <br />A legal document that explains how a website gathers and uses your private information<br />Seal of Approval: <br />A sign or stamp that states that a website, company, or group meets a certain set of standards and is doing a good job<br />
  7. 7. What to Look For<br />A link to a privacy policy<br />Someone you can contact if you have questions or problems about privacy<br />Trust E Privacy Seal for Kids<br />Better Business Bureau Online Seal<br />
  8. 8. Privacy Checklist<br />Let’s explore<br />Does the have a link to a privacy policy?<br />Do the pages that request private information have a link to the privacy policy?<br />Is the link to the privacy policy clear and easy to find?<br />Does the site give the contact information of the person to reach if you have questions about privacy?<br />Does the site show a seal of approval?<br />Total Yesses:<br />Total Nos:<br />
  9. 9. Review<br />What are examples of private information?<br />Why should you not give out your private information? <br />Remember that strangers, whether it is a company or a person, could use your information to find you and contact you.<br />What sorts of things should you look for to make sure a website protects your privacy?<br />Always look for clearly marked privacy policies, privacy seals of approval, and a person to contact with questions about privacy.<br />Make a habit of checking the kids’ sites you visit for privacy policies and privacy seals of approval.<br />