Digital activity - Security

This activity explores different mobile phone security issues, including:

  • giving away personal data by entering a competition
  • subscribing to a 'dodgy app' that steals data
  • leaving a mobile unattended in a public place

Students are provided with opportunities to respond to each security issue and see the potential consequences of their decisions such as extra mobile charges, theft from a bank account and cyber bullying.

The activity takes approximately 15 minutes and can be used by individual students or in pairs on computers or tablets.

The activity is supported by teacher notes, parent notes and a curriculum map.


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Resources key

Year Level

  • 5 - 6
  • 7 - 8


Consumer education

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Consumer protection
  • Scams

Personal finance

  • Budgeting
  • Debt management


Learning area

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Business/Economics

Learning dimension

  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Competence

General capability

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal and social competence


Teacher resource

  • Teacher notes and solution

Student resource

  • Interactive

Last updated: 08 Mar 2017