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30 mins
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What is Personal Information?

Learn about personal information and why it's important to protect it online.
Learning Goals Learning Outcomes Teacher Notes

1 - Understanding Personal Information

Personal information is any information about you that can be used to identify who you are. This includes your name, address, phone number, email address, and more. It's important to keep this information private and not share it with strangers online.

2 - Examples of Personal Information

Here are some examples of personal information:

  • Your full name
  • Your home address
  • Your phone number
  • Your email address
  • Your date of birth
  • Your school name

3 - Why Personal Information is Important

Personal information is important because it helps identify who you are. If someone has your personal information, they can pretend to be you, contact you, or even find out where you live. This is why it's important to keep your personal information private and only share it with people you trust.

4 - Personal Information and the Internet

On the internet, it's easy for people to pretend to be someone they're not. This is why you should be careful about sharing your personal information online. Even if someone seems friendly, they might not be who they say they are. Always be cautious when talking to people online and never share your personal information with strangers.

5 - How to Protect Your Personal Information

Here are some tips to help you protect your personal information online:

  • Never share your personal information with strangers.
  • Only share your personal information with people you trust.
  • Be cautious when talking to people online.
  • Use strong and unique passwords for your online accounts.
  • Be careful about the information you share on social media.

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