Unit 5: Cultivating Algorithmic Awareness: Privacy and Other Considerations


This lesson will reflect on the concert of digital privacy in the era of algorithms. Students will explore how algorithms might be tracking them online and what to do about it.  Students will discuss such concepts as digital privacy, data collection, and online tracking, and will reflect on how to gain control over their data.

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of digital privacy;
  • Reflect on strategies and practices for regaining control over personal data and digital privacy in the context of online interactions;
  • Understand the potential consequences and risks associated with online tracking, such as targeted advertising, data profiling, and potential privacy breaches.