CLICK CLEVER: Social Education for Digital Tardives and Digital Immigrants

Privacy Settings


Privacy Settings

privacy, privacy settings, cookies, social login



At the end of this module you will be able to: ā—¸ Understand what are the private settings ā—¸ Understand the importance of Private settings ā—¸ Know how to manage the Private settings

This module describes the context of privacy settings. More specifically it describes the notion of privacy and private settings and analyze their use. It also adduces types of the privacy settings and analyses computerā€™s, smartphoneā€™s as well as social mediaā€™s privacy settings.

 Contents in bullet points
1. Privacy Settings 1.1. Introduction to Privacy Settings 1.1.1. What are private settings? 1.1.2. Which is the use of private setting? 1.2. The importance of privacy 1.2.1. Why privacy is important? 1.3. Privacy Settings 1.3.1. Types of privacy 1.3.2. Computer Privacy 1.3.3. Smartphone Privacy 1.3.4. Social media Privacy


 Privacy Settings

Introduction to Privacy Settings

  What are private settings?

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Understand what are the private settings;
  • Understand the importance of Private settings;
  • Know how to manage the Private settings 


The term private settings refers to that part of a social networking website, internet browser, piece of software, etc. that permits the user to control who can see the information around her/him

  Which is the use of private setting?

  • Privacy settings are types and elements of control, which are obtainable on many social media (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.) and websites. They have the ability to allow users to control who is going to have access to their profile, as well as to the information they can see.

The importance of privacy

  Why privacy is important?

  • Respect of individual’s wishes and thoughts
  • Restricts governmental and business power
  • Management of the reputation
  • Preserve the social boundaries
  • Confidentiality
  • Control over human personal life
  • It is the key to freedom of speech and thought
  •  Safety

Privacy Settings

  Types of privacy

  • Computer Privacy
  • Smartphone Privacy
  • Social Media Privacy

  Computer Privacy

  • Tips for your Computer privacy:
    • Privacy settings offered at computers browser (see Tools menu);
    • Be very careful with cookies → some of them are beneficial but some