Privacy Pirates is an Interactive Unit on Online Privacy introduces children, ages 7-9, to the concept of online privacy and teaches them to distinguish between information that is appropriate to give out and information better kept private – and to recognize how this may change in different contexts.
In the game children assemble a map leading to a pirate treasure (to introduce the idea that personal information has value). As they do this, they will be asked a variety of questions about privacy and personal information on the Internet. Correct choices will be rewarded with an additional piece of the map.
Media Awareness Network has prepared the document "Privacy Pirates: Background information for parents and teachers" (http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/games/privacy_pirates/upload/Priva...) to provide an overview of online privacy issues, as well as suggestions for playing the game with children and extension activities.