Student Privacy/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

  • Privacy Education for Kids from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • USA Today Education's Cyber Security Data Privacy Project for high school students in recognition of Data Privacy Day – students 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
  • The American Library Association's privacy videos to share in class and explore concepts of privacy with students after viewing
     
  • Data privacy materials and information specifically for college administrators provided by EDUCAUSE®, a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education

Resources for Educators, Administrators and School Boards

  • TeachPrivacy.com – one-on-one policy advice, annual assessments of policies and practices, training, videos, handouts, quizzes, case studies, webinars, ongoing support and updates about new legal and technological developments
  • Digizen.com Teachers, information for educators to strengthen awareness and understanding of what is digital citizenship and encourage people to become responsible digital citizens
  • Yoursphere.com’s School or Class Sphere Program – provides educators with a simple online solution for their classroom, school or youth group and 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 – 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, which can be used to start discussion about protecting privacy with students