My privacy

Well, we don’t actually know where the information is going. You can sign up for an app and tell them your name and your age and stuff and they’ll say at the bottom that it’s all private and stuff, but then it goes somewhere. There’s the question of where does it go.

boy, year 11, Midlands

Imagine that the internet knows everything about you! Does it matter if it does? What can you do to protect your privacy and data online?

We all use the internet a lot in our everyday life. We reveal a lot about ourselves online. And much of our data is being recorded and stored online by others (family, school, companies).

Who has access to our personal information? What data is being collected and why? What can go wrong?

This toolkit will help you answer some of these questions. It has been developed in discussion with young people around the country.

Try it out below!