The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The materials have been developed to give teachers a creative and engaging set of resources for use in the classroom, supplying the tools needed to raise awareness of key issues around personal information.

The primary school lesson plans explore what we mean by personal information, and give children the opportunity to discuss and share their own understandings of the subject, and encourages them to think about what information should be shared and what should be kept private.

The activities help teachers introduce children to their rights and responsibilities relating to data protection and freedom of information, giving them the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions when interacting with companies and organisations. They also provide guidance to teach children about their right to access appropriate information, and where to go for help if they have a concerns or questions.

Lesson plans and resources in more detail

The materials allow teachers flexibility in their approach and encourage active learning, with many opportunities for student talk, discussion and questioning.