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The 2022 CAT PAT topic for Matric learners was announced during the first week of the 1st term and the Grade 10 topic in the first week of the 2nd term. The Matrics are now well into their PATs and I am currently busy brainstorming ideas with the Grade 10s. You will find my ideas and thoughts below — I will update the post as I progress and when the Grade 11 topic is announced…

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Grade 12 Topic: Protection of Privacy when using ICTs

I am honestly not a fan of this topic; it is dry and academic.

LINKS to some relevant resources are listed below. These resources will help give you an idea of the type of research required. Although you may use the resources from this list, you must also include resources that you found on your own. (Grade 12 Learner Guide 2022, p. 8)

The Learner Guide provides a huge number of links:

  1. Putting the privacy paradox to the test: Online privacy and security behaviours among users with technical knowledge, privacy awareness and financial resources
  2. Big Data & Privacy: What’s Really Going on with Your Personal Information?
  3. Your legal rights when your personal data gets leaked in South Africa
  4. Internet of Things and Privacy – Issues and Challenges
  5. The ‘Privacy Paradox’ in the Social Web: The Impact of Privacy Concerns, Individual Characteristics, and the Perceived Social Relevance on Different Forms of Self-Disclosure
  6. Outdoor location tracking of mobile devices in cellular networks
  7. What is behavioural targeting?
  8. Data privacy or data protection in South Africa
  9. South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013, Goes into Effect July 1
  10. Your Technology Is Tracking You. Take These Steps for Better Online Privacy
  11. Teens, Social Media and Privacy
  12. Cookies: An overview of associated privacy and security risks
  13. Privacy perception and information technology utilization of high school students
  14. 3 Major Internet Privacy Issues and How to Avoid Them
  15. Teen Social Media Statistics 2021 (What Parents Need to Know)
  16. What teens said about social media, privacy and online identity
  17. The IoT threat to privacy
  18. Are teenagers really careless about online privacy?https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/21/teenagers-careless-about-online-privacy
  19. Teenage clicks: can teens protect their privacy on social media?https://webfoundation.org/2018/09/teenage-clicks-can-teens-protect-their-privacy-on-social-media/
  20. Microsoft Edge Privacy White Paper
  21. How to protect your privacy online
  22. Handy tips and tools for staying cyber secure
  23. Privacy and Information Technology
  24. Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Identity Online

The Learner Guide specifies a set of aspects that could form the focus of the investigation:

  1. Online transactions and financial privacy
  2. Social media and youth privacy
  3. POPI Act
  4. Targeted marketing or advertising invading the privacy of people
  5. Management of big data in respect of privacy
  6. Internet of Things security and privacy
  7. Privacy and the use of smartphones
  8. Location information being shared could invade your privacy

I suspect the best choices are options 2, 4, 7 & 8. I would steer clear of options 1, 3 & 5.

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By MisterFoxOnline

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