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Identity theft can affect everyone, including teenagers. At this point in your life, it is important for you to recognize what personal information is, and the steps to protect it. Your information, in the wrong hands (see video below), can ‘jack your life!’

Identity theft is when someone uses your information for their gain. Thieves can use information about you, such as your social security number, to open up fraudulent credit cards, get student loans, and even get out of traffic tickets.Stop think connect

Because of this, it is important to be cautious when posting information on the Internet. This information includes your social security number, driver’s license number, state ID number, any banking information or your student ID number. This type of information should only be given out when it is absolutely necessary.  


Cyber Security

Identity Theft

How to protect your information on a blog - Solution 14 College Students and identity theft - Solution 26
Peer - to - Peer Software Safety - Solution 19 How Can I Tell if it's a Scam? - Solution 20
Direct Connections to the Internet - Fact Sheet 119 What to do if identity theft occurs - Fact Sheet 100
Email Accounts and Social Networking - Solution 20 Teen Frequently Asked Questions
Social Networking and Identity Theft - Fact Sheet 138 Teacher Enrichment Materials and Vocabulary

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