Minds On

Task 1: What can I share?

Consider: Would it be okay to tell your friend…

  • your Instagram password
  • your middle name
  • a family member’s name
  • your address
  • your social insurance number
  • your email
  • your email password
  • your birthday
  • your alarm code
  • your banking card password
  • your credit card password

Record your thoughts using an audio recorder, the chart below, or an organization tool of your choosing.

Complete What Can I Share? in your notebook or using the following fillable and printable document.

What Can I Share?
Yes No

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Student Success


If possible share your ideas with a partner. Were your responses similar?

Note to teachers: See your teacher guide for collaboration tools, ideas and suggestions.


Task 1: What is privacy?

What is privacy? What is information privacy?

Information privacy is the right to have control over who has your personal information and how it is collected and used.



Why is your financial information important to keep private? What could happen if you tell someone the wrong information? Brainstorm ideas in the format of your choice.

Here is a list of financial information that you should not be sharing with other people:

  • your social insurance number
  • your bank account numbers
  • your credit card number
  • your banking passwords, including online passwords
  • your credit card/debit card password.

Task 2: Privacy plan

Student Success


Work with a partner or a small group of three if possible. Do a little research to find ways you can protect your financial privacy.

If we were going to develop a plan on how someone can protect their financial privacy, what would we include?

Note to teachers: See your teacher guide for collaboration tools, ideas and suggestions.

Here are some tips to keep in mind.

  • choose a password that is hard to guess and keep it safe
  • use different passwords for different accounts or cards
  • don’t share the information above that we brainstormed together
  • monitor your accounts on a regular basis. Notify your bank immediately if something seems off
  • do not use public WIFI when doing any banking online or anything else where you have confidential information
  • use a bank that you trust
  • be aware of scams
    • suspicious calls, emails, and texts – know that a bank would never ask you for your passwords over email, text, or on the phone.
  • be aware of fraud
    • identity theft – when someone takes your personal information and pretends to be you;
    • debit card, credit card, or Interac e-transfer fraud.
  • making sure nobody is observing you when you enter a password.

Are there any other tips missing from this list?

Task 3: Breach in privacy

Think about and answer the questions below:

  • Which methods of pay do you think you need to be more careful with to protect your privacy?
  • If there is a breach of your privacy which payment methods would be impacted?

Task 4: Choose your own adventure

Below is a “Choose Your Own Adventure” scenario.

You get an email that appears to be from your bank. They tell you that they need your banking information, or you will lose access to your account. They ask you for your bank account number and passcode. What do you do?

There are 3 options:

Option 1: Reply with the information

Option 2: Call your bank

Option 3: Ignore the email

Now you will have a chance to work with a partner, or independently, to create your own “Choose Your Own Adventure” story! Choose any of the privacy issues you learned about and provide three options for how to respond. Indicate the outcomes of each option and which one is the right choice! You can record a story with time for listeners to make choices, create a digital story, or draw a visual story. You can use the same template as the scenario above.


Task 1: Privacy poster

Create a poster or a commercial that outlines how to stay safe with your financial information!


  • the financial information that should be kept private
  • three to four strategies you can use you to protect your privacy
  • tone and mood of commercial
  • title of poster

Make it creative!

What should be included on a poster or commercial? Let’s come up with some success criteria as a class.

Complete the Privacy Poster Success Criteria in your notebook or using the following fillable and printable document.

Privacy Poster Success Criteria
Success Criteria:

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Then, create your own privacy poster using the graphic organizer below.

Complete the Privacy Poster Success Criteria in your notebook, using the following fillable and printable document or a method of your choice.

Graphic Organizer for Privacy Poster
Success Criteria:
Title: Tone and Mood:
Financial Information that should be kept private: Three to four strategies to protect privacy:

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As you read through these descriptions, which sentence best describes how you are feeling about your understanding of this learning activity? Press the button that is beside this sentence.

I feel...

Now, record your ideas using a voice recorder, speech-to-text, or writing tool.

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