Daily Archives: October 5, 2015

Playing it safe with location privacy settings on Smart Phones

phone privacy1

Year 7 and 8 students have watched this  engaging short video Mobile Location Privacy in a Nutshell, that demonstrates how to make sure location settings are set to private when using your smart phone. Great to share with your students  to keep them as safe as possible, explaining the potential dangers of revealing location information.

After watching the video, students took out their phones and checked their location settings. There was a mix of settings on and off. We also discussed when and why we might want the settings turned on, remembering to turn them off immediately after.  Geotagging and why organisations use this, was also discussed. This was an engaging topic for the students.

Do you have any resources to share?