Data Privacy Day

Educator Resources

Prepared Educational Materials for the Classroom

K – 12th grades:

  • Digital Citizenship curriculum from Common Sense Media.
  • Lessons and resources from Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy.
  • C-SAVE, from the National Cyber Security Alliance, offers classroom materials and other resources designed to support volunteer efforts to educate young people from kindergarten through high school about cyber security and privacy.

9th -12th  grades

  • “Protecting Your Online Rep,” from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
  • USA Today Education offers a Cyber Security Data Privacy Project for high school students in recognition of Data Privacy Day.The students will complete the project by creating a student handbook and presenting their findings on data privacy. Click here for a full description of the project.
College and University Students
  • Show any of these privacy videos in class and explore concepts of privacy with students after viewing. Courtesy of the American Library Association.  
  • EDUCAUSE provides data privacy materials and information specifically for college administrators. EDUCAUSE® is a non-profit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. 

Resources for Educators, Administrators, and School Boards

  • gives one-on-one policy advice, conducts annual assessments of policies and practices and provides training, videos, handouts, quizzes, case studies, webinars, ongoing support and updates about new legal and technological developments.
  • has information for educators to strengthen awareness and understanding of what is digital citizenship and encourage people to become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
  •’s School or Class Sphere Program provides educators with a simple online solution for their classroom, school or youth group.  Yoursphere enables online interaction between teachers and students that is modeled after the classroom: communication is public and open while privacy is respected. 
  • The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's School Safety Center website has information about Mop the Net Day, an opportunity for students to delete, change, modify or otherwise update their online images.
  • Exposed,” The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre’s video on sexting and oversharing online, can be used to start discussion about protecting privacy with teens.