On the Identity Trail

In Your I is a Secondary School Unit on Privacy, Anonymity and Identity in a Networked World.

Designed for students in grades 10 through 12, the unit is designed to teach young people how networked technologies change their experience of privacy, so they can better manage their online social interactions and get the full benefit of the Internet.  The unit uses a series of interactive media clips about a student who is accused of vandalizing a teacher’s car to demonstrate the differences between face-to-face communication and electronic communication, and to encourage students to think more deeply about the relationship between privacy, anonymity and identity in a networked world.

Developed by Valerie Steeves for the On the Identity Trail Project, which focused on an interdisciplinary dialogue about policy and technology that aims to generate research results of practical value to police makers and the broader public.