Privacy Pursuit! with Ontario Information and Privacy Commisssioner Patricia Kosseim

Privacy Pursuit! with Ontario Information and Privacy Commisssioner Patricia Kosseim

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

The Ontario Information and Privacy Commission, in partnership with MediaSmarts, has created a set of lesson plans for use in elementary classrooms (Grades 2-8). In this episode, we are in conversation with IPC Commissioner Patricia Kosseim about Privacy Pursuit! now available on the IPC website.

Here are some key takeaways from the episode:

1️⃣ Kids DO care about privacy! Contrary to common misconceptions, kids today are not indifferent to privacy concerns.

2️⃣ Privacy education is a MUST: Our schools need to address the lack of awareness about commercial activity, surveillance, data monetization, and behavior tracking by companies.

3️⃣ The Privacy Pursuit! Lesson Plans provide powerful entry points to necessary learning about privacy at a variety of grade levels.

4️⃣ Amplifying Collaboration: Collaboration across jurisdictions is crucial for effective privacy protection.

Download the Lesson Plans

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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.