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Privacy & cybersecurity: High School

This 75-minute lesson consists of a series of instructional videos and breakouts in which students can unpack the challenges and share experiences if they wish (although it is of course not mandatory to “tell all” in such a critical, sensitive and public environment.) For the teacher guiding the lesson, we have provided a list of five steps below.


Watch the Introduction


Download Lesson Plan


Download Teacher Pack


Watch Video Modules


Complete the Quiz

Step 1


Welcome to MySociaLife’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Module. Most students think they understand privacy, and grasp that they need cybersecurity measures in place. But they don’t know just how much. Privacy is more than app settings, or apps collecting data, it’s a decision about how open or closed they decide to be online. And cybersecurity is focused on how diverse those threats will be, beyond viruses, and into ransomware, phishing, clickbait to access credit card info, or accessing private photos to shame, extort or harm? A lot to think about.

Step 2

Now that you understand what the lesson seeks to achieve and what the key messages are, please download your lesson plan to guide you through your 60 minute lesson. This pdf document contains:

  • An outline of the sections within this module
  • A list of the breakout sessions when students work on various questions and topics together. 

Step 3

We normally offer an additional teacher pack for each module. With this module it is longer than the others, and contains a number of exercises and videos already. The feedback has been that additional content is not required for this module – it would be too much content.

Please move straight onto the videos in the next section with your lesson plan.

Step 5

  • In this module, given its importance, we would rather students use privacy tools that are available to protect them, and see first-hand for themselves how privacy settings work. This practice will reveal the vast number of options that can be implemented, but very few people know about.
  1. Download the list of tools and hand them to students to try out for themselves