What Is Personal Information?

Personal information includes full name, home address, the name of your school and passwords. Sometimes, young people are unaware that they are sharing personal information on social networking sites and games forums for example. Make sure you discuss with your pupils what services and social networking sites they may be using to find out whether they are using platforms to share information.

If you know that your pupils are sharing personal information on social networking sites (for example, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), familiarise yourself with that service’s privacy settings and show your pupils how to implement these themselves.