Staying Safe Online and Identity Theft

Whether emailing, chatting or using a social networking tool such as Twitter or FaceBook, it is very important to not reveal personal information online. A good example is if you are going away for the weekend, it is best not to post that you will be away and wait until you have returned to share your vacation pictures. Another is not to friend, chat or email with those you do not know. You might find visiting this site titled: "Theft of a Child's Identity" which provides thought provoking information and resources.

Identity Theft

Identity theft has increasingly been on the rise. We see the television commercials that are tongue in cheek, but if you have had your identity stolen it can wreak havoc with your life, finances, and credit history. The Federal Trade Commission has a site which will help you and your students stay safe. You will learn what it takes to protect your identity and what to do if you suspect identity theft. Also check out this ID Theft FaceOff game which you can use with your students to teach them how to keep their identity safe.

Play The Case of the Cyber Criminal (Game) . It is flash-based and may not play properly if your computing device cannot display flash or isn't updated to the correct version.
  • Using Evernote, list at least five online tips to help you stay Cyber safe.