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#No filter

Scientists at the University of Oxford are investigating different ways that information that we share on social media sites can be used by others. Sometimes the information can be useful, for instance providing information on an unfolding event, but it could be used for more sinister purposes.

In this activity students explore how stuff we post on social media may be giving out more information than we intended.  Students play a game where they try to find out where someone will be at a given time based on a set of fictional social media posts. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Students can describe ways that social media posts might reveal information about their users

  • Students can use their knowledge of social media to suggest ways to reduce the information that they reveal about themselves or others


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