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Internet: the end of privacy?

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/06/2012
Ce dossier propose des ressources qui traitent des "dangers" d'Internet, notamment en matière de protection de la vie privée et de l'identité numérique.

Net dangers

- An Australian campaign warning about the hidden dangers of the internet

Analyse d'une image


The end of forgetting

- An article on the social media by Jeffrey Rosen


Texte et compréhension écrite


Sharing information: a day in your life

- A short film by the Federal Trade Commission

- Intonation in WH- questions

Enregistrement vidéo et compréhension orale



Final task

Speaking task

Organise a talk show about the so called ‘internet dangers’ in class. Divide the students into young internet users, parents, cyberscholars and host(s). Part of the class can constitute an audience. In that case the show will be repeated so that all the students get a chance to impersonate a guest or a host.

Writing task

Here are the first lines of the Wikipedia entry for the term ‘digital native’:
“A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologia and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater understanding of its concepts.”
Modify and develop that definition to explain that digital natives do not always understand the concepts underlying the internet although they know how to use it.

Pour citer cette ressource :

"Internet: the end of privacy?", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 21/05/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/se-former/les-precis-et-le-workbook/workbook/internet-the-end-of-privacy/internet-the-end-of-privacy-