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Learn about how websites can use your personal information.


WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Computer
WhiteBoard
WiFiInternet
 

STEP 1
TIME: 10 MINUTES

What are Terms of Service and What is the Privacy Policy?

What are Terms of Service? What’s a Privacy Policy? Ask a Keystone Club member, if one is available at your Club, to lead a discussion about what these are, and where you might find them in your daily life. Hint: you’ve agreed to these to access all of the digital things you use, including your phone, your social networks and your e-mail accounts.

Here are questions to get you started:

What’s a privacy policy? What are terms of use?
Where have you seen these before? Have you ever read them? Why or why not?
What do you think you giving away in exchange for “free” services?
Why does it matter, or why does it not matter?
Facilitate a dialogue with your members about what the Terms of Service are, and what a Privacy Policy is. What are they? What do they represent, and how are they used? Lead your members, with support from a Keystone Club member if present, to explore and engage the questions listed to the left.

Write thoughts on a board (or engage learners in working on a Google Doc collaboratively, if appropriate).

STEP 2
TIME: 10 MINUTES

Take a Closer Look at Terms of Service and Privacy Policies

Now, let’s look at a Privacy Policy or some Terms of Use. What on earth do you see? Read this for a bit. Does everything make sense to you? What doesn’t make sense to you?

Talk with a friend. What does this agreement seem to be saying?
Bring up a popular social media website on a projector, and find the privacy policy or terms of use. Once found, ask your members to read it for a bit. What surprises them? What doesn’t surprise them?

STEP 3
TIME: 10 MINUTES

Terms of Service Race

Now, we’re going to have a race. Working as a group, come up with four to six different websites that you use frequently. Social media websites and online stores work especially well.

Your facilitator will help you to race to find the policies on those sites. What does the winner receive? Be sure to ask!
Help members generate a list of popular social media websites, or online stores.

Who can find the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy on all four websites most quickly? Run this like a webquest. Be sure to monitor screens to ensure that learners aren’t simply logged in and connecting with friends, but are actually scanning the sites to find the resources.

Who finds the resources most quickly? They win - a simple prize, like a T-shirt or $5 gift card.

STEP 4
TIME: 10 MINUTES

Pulling Things Apart

Now that you’ve had a chance to find policies and take a look at them, it’s time for you to play the entrepreneur. You’re creating a new social network. Quickly come up with a name for your new business.

Here’s what you know:

--You can make $5 a day if you don’t collect any information about your users at all, but show advertising to them.
--You can make $20 a day if you collect information that includes their name, age and location, friends, likes and favorites, and show targeted advertising to them.

Sales:

--If you don’t sell that information to other companies, you don’t make additional money.
--If you sell limited information, like favorites and likes, to other companies, you make $10 extra per day.
--If you sell all information to other companies, you make $25 extra per day.

Security:

--Don’t secure your user data. Hackers can get it easily. Don’t pay anything per day.
--Choose to keep your user data very, very secure from hackers. Pay $15 a day.

What would you choose to do, and why? How would you communicate this to your users?

Lead your members through the entrepreneurship exercise. Feel free to make up more options. This should be lots of fun, but don’t get stuck when members worry about the name of their pretend social network. Just make up something, and move on.

What do your members choose to do, and why?

STEP 5
TIME:

Promote Your Network

Make a video to promote your own social network. As you get ready to make your video, be sure to answer questions like:

Why is this social network special? What’s its value proposition?
What will you do with users’ data?
Will you keep users’ data very secure?
Help members make their videos, and then upload them to My.Future. We’d love to see them!

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