|Aim||To reflect on how much I am revealing on the internet|
|Duration||Approx. 10-20 min|
|Number of participants||8-20 (better suited for larger groups)|
|Material||Sufficient number of questionnaires (see possible questions on the right) and pens for each participant|
Depending on the group, you might have to change the order of the questions in the questionnaire, e.g. if all participants are from different schools, the answer to the first question could already determine who is meant. Make a copy of the questionnaire for each participant.
Ask the participants to fill in the questionnaire you are handing out. Each participant should answer the questions truthfully on his/her own. Collect the completed questionnaires and explain the rules: You will select one sheet randomly and will read aloud the first question and the corresponding answer. Ask the group members if they are able to identify the person who filled in the form on the basis of this information. If this is not the case, read aloud the next question and answer, and so on. After each additional question and answer the participants have the possibility to guess who the person might be. Whoever is wrong is not allowed to make another guess during this round. However, he/she can of course continue guessing when the next person’s questionnaire is read aloud. When one’s own questionnaire is read aloud, it is best to keep. If the identity of a person is uncovered, he/she should come to you to fetch his/her questionnaire. For privacy reasons, make sure not to leave the forms lying around! Now, compare the results of the game to your experiences online. Discuss with the participants whether they would also disclose this data in their online profiles. Point out that even a carefully created profile can reveal information, e.g. if a person does not indicate his/her family name but is a member of “family X”.
|Source||Innocence in danger e.V.|
|Tags||Data protection, getting to know each other, online security, privacy|