In the news - Google vs EU

In the news - Google vs EU

Have Orwell's predictions finally come true? Is Big Brother watching our every move? Google's new privacy policy has caused a stir as they get set to go ahead and share private data with their other platforms such as YouTube, Gmail and Blogger despite claims this action might be against European law. How much do your students share on the internet? How safe are they? Should there be more regulation of the internet? Why not use this topical event to discuss these issues.

Related resources

Big Brother is watching you…

  • A poster with shock factor, which should reinforce messages about staying safe when using social media from the NGFL and NEN. KS2/3/4/post 16

Facebook friendly

  • Is your facebook profile protected? Check with this factsheet from TSN updated in December 2011. KS3/4

Young people and social networking sites

  • Share among peers, pupils and parents alike, this Childnet guide will support all those interested in the safety of young people using social networking sites. KS3/4


  • What are the real risks of jeopardizing safety online? Jonathan_Power provides this helpful series of lessons to consider the issues in a thoughtful way. KS3/4

The great privacy debate

  • Should we expect our online activities to remain private? The debate rages on. KS3/ post 16

Sensitive information on second-hand hard drives

  • Individuals and companies often recycle their old computers, but what happens to the data on their hard drives? Find out in this video from BBC Class Clips. KS3/4

The 7 principles for personal data

  • A useful information sheet containing definitions of the principles behind keeping personal data safe online. A good starting point for discussion or to support learners who are preparing their own responses to this issue. KS3/4