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Printable educational poster

Our office developed this eye-catching poster aimed at youth in grades 4-6 for classroom use. It offers tips for protecting personal information online to help equip students with the knowledge needed to make sound privacy decisions.

The poster is downloadable so it can be reproduced by educators and parents. However, you can also request copies for your library or classroom by emailing us at youth-jeunes@priv.gc.ca.

Poster: 5 Tips to protect your privacy online

  1. Think before you click!
    • Really think about the photos, comments, messages and videos you want to post online, before you put them there.
  2. Remember that things you post may not be private.
    • Everything is shareable. People can copy comments, messages, photos and videos that you post online and send them to other people.
  3. Know who your friends are.
    • If you don’t know someone in person, then you can’t be sure who that person is online.
  4. Protect your privacy with passwords.
    • It’s important to password-protect your mobile device; use strong passwords on your accounts and don’t share them with others.
  5. Respect your friends’ online footprints too.
    • Before you post a photo or video with someone else in it, ask them if it’s okay; and think carefully about what you say about others online.

If you’re worried about something you see online, or have questions about how to protect your privacy, talk with an adult you trust.

Find out more at youthprivacy.ca.

There are logos for the information and privacy commissioners in Canada, including the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner as well as the commissioners for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. The logo for the Office of the Integrity Commissioner of New Brunswick also appears, as well as the logo of the Manitoba Ombudsman.

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