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Digital Essentials: Privacy & Social Media Module

Aims & Objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Understand your rights and the rights of others when sharing on social media
  • Recognise your information privacy rights in the terms of use agreements 

When you finish the module, you will be able to:

  • Share content on social media with considerations for other people's privacy and consent

What’s in this module?

  1. Social media, privacy, consent and sharing
  2. Data collection & terms of use
  3. Quiz & feedback


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The Privacy & Social Media Module maps to the following strategies within the Digital Literacy Framework:

    Strategy 3.1
Educate students on how to manage one or more digital identities on multiple platforms.
    Strategy 3.2
Ensure curriculum incorporates information about digital safety and respect of others when communicating in digital environments and the risks of sharing information.
    Strategy 3.3
Ensure students understand the implications and impact of their digital footprint.
    Strategy 5.4
Ensure students are aware of the legal and ethical implications of sharing information in digital environments.


Study Timeline

We recommend completing this module by:

  Week 1


  Approximately 15 minutes


Complete the module