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|Title of the tutorial||The Data Detox Challenge|
|Kind of learning session||Hands-on Tools, Other …|
|Tutorial category||Anonymity & Circumvention, Mobile Phones, Social Networking|
|Duration (hours)|| 2 hours|
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|Learning objectives||To introduce participants to the idea of reducing their data traces by working through the Data Detox Kit. the DDK was developed as part of the My Shadow program for use and distribution in the Glass Room|
|Prerequisites||Data Detox Kit projected/ downloaded / printed.|
|Methodology|| Introduction: (15 mins)
Start with the disclaimer: (and this is really key!)
- If you decide to do data detox please be aware that you may find information about yourself that you did not know was online, and this may be distressing for you.
We explain that this is structured as an eight day program, but we will only be doing a two hour 'taster' session to give people a feel of what it is like, and how they can continue to use it in their own locations.
In this session, we started by giving a background to the development of the DDKit within the context of Tactical Tech's Glass Room and My Shadow program; and the objective of this intervention and program to raise awareness about 'data shadows' and 'traces', what they mean, and how to control them in the interest of privacy. There are details about the Glass Room online here: https://tacticaltech.org/projects/glass-room and about data shadows and why they matter here: https://myshadow.org However, if you don't know much about the Glass Room, you can just start with MyShadow and what it is about, and the move to the Data Detox Kit.
Activity1. Intro to the Data Detox (15 mins)
All the participants go to https://myshadow.org/ckeditor_assets/attachments/189/datadetoxkit_optimized_01.pdf and do the personal activity listed at the start and do the activity under 'Discovery: Day 1'. . Familiarise yourself with the kit and its layout.
Participants feedback after activity: - what did they feel? - what did they discover? - how much of this was new to them? - what was the most surprising?
Activity 2 (20 mins)
- Get participants into pairs and assign each pair one of the days of the data detox kit. If there are a lot of people, you can assign more than one group a particular day. In the GTI in Malaysia in 2017, we focused on Days 2,34,5. Depending on how long the session is, you can increase it, ie do more sections of the DDK on a second day or later session - Alert people to the Appendix section at the end that offers some helpful tips on how to find settings on various operating systems on their devices.
Report Back – 30 mins
- Each group reports back talking about what they learned, what they could and could not do (technically), the technologies or terms they need help with.
Activity 3. Brand New You. ( 15 mins) :
- Ask participants to form new pairs, or small groups of three people max. - Ask them to look through Day 7 of the Data Detox Kit and talk about what they think is doable, or not, what they might want to do themselves,. and how they would practically go about it, what kinds of support they would potentially need, or skills, or information. - Ask the group to report back, but not in detail, just about their discussion.
|Number of facilitators involved||1|
|Technical needs|| Data Detox Kit downloaded and / or in print
Participants should have at least one of their devices with them ie a phone or a computer, or both. Internet connection
|Theoretical and on line resources|| The Glass Room project: https://tacticaltech.org/projects/glass-room
My Shadow project: https://myshadow.org and https://myshadow.org/detox Data Detox Kit: https://myshadow.org/ckeditor_assets/attachments/189/datadetoxkit_optimized_01.pdf