Welcome to Teaching Privacy


The growing use of social-networking sites like Facebook and YouTube, along with technical advances in data-retrieval techniques, are providing new opportunities to make use of people’s personal information — and those opportunities are equally available for both ethical and unethical uses.

This website provides information about the various threats to online privacy and how Internet users can make better decisions about their privacy. We also provide educators with materials that they can use to bring privacy education to their classrooms.

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Recent Blog Posts

Teaching Privacy in IEEE MultiMedia Magazine

The January-March issue of IEEE MultiMedia includes a guest column by the Teaching Privacy team, “Teaching Privacy: Multimedia Making a Difference”, in the magazine’s Media Impact department. And it just so happens that IEEE is making the first issue... read more

What Is This Project?

Teaching Privacy aims to empower K-12 students and college undergrads in making informed choices about privacy, through hands-on educational tools and other classroom materials.

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Who's Behind This?

We are a cross-disciplinary group of computer scientists, educators, and social scientists at the International Computer Science Institute and the University of California-Berkeley.

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