Privacy Pursuit – Media Literacy Week

Privacy Pursuit – Media Literacy Week

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

We’re joined today by Patricia Kosseim, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, and Matthew Johnson, Education Director at MediaSmarts, Canada’s Centre for Digital Media Literacy.

In this conversation, we discuss the connections between privacy, children and media literacy. In particular, we talk about Privacy Pursuit, a series of lesson plans for elementary teachers and students focusing on learning about privacy in our digital world.

In addition to the resource, our conversation led us into broader questions around privacy, children and youth.

Here are some links based on today’s conversation:

Putting best interests of young people at the forefront of privacy and access to personal information
Resolution of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Privacy Commissioners and Ombuds with Responsibility for Privacy OversightQuébec, QC, October 4-5, 2023

How organizations can help protect young people online (resolution in plain language)

Companion document for organizations

The IPC’s Digital Privacy Charter for Ontario Schools

Teenage confidential: Teens, technology, and privacy (IPC Info Matters podcast episode with Matthew Johnson)

Bookmark (0)
ClosePlease login


Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.