Social Smarts: Nothing Personal!
A new smartphone is a big responsibility for kids, who have a lot to learn about using them safely, especially when it comes to protecting their privacy.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has created a graphic novel, Social Smarts: Nothing Personal! to help young Canadians to better understand and navigate privacy issues in the online world.
The 12-page graphic novel is designed to appeal to kids aged 8-10.
Developed with feedback from young people, it tells the story of Olive, who has just inherited her older brother’s smartphone. The phone is a character that talks Olive through some of the risks that come with being active online.
To accompany the graphic novel, we have also developed a discussion guide that educators can use to generate further discussion and learning.
The graphic novel includes detailed black and white illustrations so it can be easily reproduced by educators and parents. However, you can also request copies of Social Smarts: Nothing Personal! for your library or classroom by emailing us at email@example.com.
Access a PDF version of this graphic novel that covers topics such as data collection, targeted advertising, cybersecurity and online gaming. It can be printed or photocopied for classroom use.
Access a text-only version of this graphic novel that covers topics such as data collection, targeted advertising, cybersecurity and online gaming.
Graphic novel discussion guide
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