Be Aware of What You Share
Protecting your privacy while you're online
Terms to Know
What affects your privacy online?
Companies place ads online based on everything they know about you. It might be based on information you provided when you signed up. Or it might be based on something you searched for, looked at, liked, or posted while using the app. It's also based on information they get about how you use the app: how often you use it, what time of day, etc. The websites and apps you use -- and the devices you use them on -- can collect a lot of information about you. Companies then try to target you with ads or content that can appear in different places.
Companies get information about you by tracking what you do. One way they do this is by using cookies. A cookie is a small text file placed on your device by the sites you visit. It allows companies to collect information about you and what you do while you are on their site. Companies use this information to learn your preferences so they can make recommendations of things you'll like and make it easier for you to use their site, and they also may sell this information to advertisers and other companies.
How can I protect my personal information?
Most apps have settings you can adjust, and these are screenshots of the settings screens in Snapchat. Within an app's settings, there are usually privacy settings, which are choices a website or app gives you about what information is visible to other users and third parties. You can usually use these settings to opt out of some of the ways that the app shows and shares your data. Opting out means choosing not to participate in something.
S -- What personal information will be shared with other people or companies?
K -- What personal information could be known about me if I use this?
Click on the image below to play Digital Compass -- Choose the H to play Sticky Situation
- CASEL - 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1e, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 3a, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f
- AASL - I.A.1, I.A.2, II.A.1, II.A.2, III.A.1, III.A.2, V.A.2, V.A.3, VI.A.1, VI.A.2, VI.A.3, I.B.1, I.B.2, I.B.3, II.B.1, II.B.2, III.B.1, III.B.2, IV.B.2, IV.B.4, I.C.1, II.C.1, II.C.2, III.C.1, III.C.2, V.C.1, V.C.3, I.D.1, I.D.2, I.D.3, I.D.4, II.D.1, II.D.2, II.D.3, III.D.1, III.D.2, V.D.1, V.D.2, VI.D.1, VI.D.2, VI.D.3, II.B.3
- ISTE -2a, 2b, 2d