Personal v. Private Information

screen-shot-2017-02-04-at-6-20-52-pmWould you be able to tell the difference between personal information and private information?

Based upon the Elementary School Community Technology Agreement G3-G5, students in grades 4 and 5 are taking a closer look at the guideline regarding personal information v. private information.

  • Keep my personal information private by not sharing it with anyone online or in person. I will also not share my friend’s, classmate’s, or family’s information.

Currently, we are looking at what information is private information (not safe to share online) and personal information (what is safe to share online). We want students to learn about the benefits of sharing information online, but also about the safety and security risks of sharing certain types of information. By distinguishing between the two, students are empowered to stay safe online.

And we always tells students, if they are not sure or are questioning an online information requests… when in doubt, ask your parents or a trusted adult.

Below is a Family Tip sheet from Common Sense Media.
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