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

Talking Barbie Doll

As a kid did you ever dream of talking to your favorite toy? Well this won’t be a problem for future generations. With the advancement of technology toy companies have been able to advance their toys to keep up with children’s request. This year multiple... 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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