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Protecting your child's digital identity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills

Protecting your child's digital identity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Child identity theft is considered to be one of the fastest-growing crimes. Kids’ identities are stolen over 50 times more than those of adults! We’re often so focused protecting our kids from so many threats in the real world; we forget that in cyberspace bad guys are stealing children’s identities to open credit cards, apply for loans, rent homes and even receive health care. Bad guys make money by selling and reselling the same child’s identity over and over. And they get away with it because parents don’t think about monitoring their son or daughter’s identity.

Why is this important? Children could potentially lose out on future jobs, internships and loans that require a clean background check or credit report—all because they were victims of identity theft as kids. That’s a future I’m trying to help my daughters avoid. Growing up in the real world is difficult enough that I don’t want their digital lives to hold them back.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/how-to-teach-kids-up-from-the-early-age-about-cyber-security-and-digital-citizenship/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/



Via Gust MEES
Ness Crouch's insight:

Child identity theft is considered to be one of the fastest-growing crimes. Kids’ identities are stolen over 50 times more than those of adults! We’re often so focused protecting our kids from so many threats in the real world; we forget that in cyberspace bad guys are stealing children’s identities to open credit cards, apply for loans, rent homes and even receive health care. Bad guys make money by selling and reselling the same child’s identity over and over. And they get away with it because parents don’t think about monitoring their son or daughter’s identity.

Why is this important? Children could potentially lose out on future jobs, internships and loans that require a clean background check or credit report—all because they were victims of identity theft as kids. That’s a future I’m trying to help my daughters avoid. Growing up in the real world is difficult enough that I don’t want their digital lives to hold them back.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/how-to-teach-kids-up-from-the-early-age-about-cyber-security-and-digital-citizenship/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/



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Write on Sports's curator insight, December 5, 2014 2:06 PM

An important read for everyone who has kids - in the classroom or at home! 

Steven Stich's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:40 PM

Did you know that children's identity is stolen over 50 times more than adults? I had no idea until reading this article. People who steal children's identity use their information to open credit cards, apply for loans, and this can affect kids ability to gain jobs in the future as a result. One day these children will be the future of America so it is vital that actions are taken by parents to ensure that their children are being safe online, and that no one is taking advantage of them.

Smith_Lin's curator insight, December 10, 2014 3:23 AM

Absolute must read for parents

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Twitter Safety: Keeping young people safe on Twitter

Twitter Safety: Keeping young people safe on Twitter | Teaching Tools Today | Scoop.it
Twitter is popular with everyone but due to the very open nature of Twitter younger users should take extra caution. Remember everything you post to Twitter with an open profile can be seen by anyone in the world and is very easy to search for.

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Ness Crouch's insight:

Bullying and cyber safety are very important issues. This is a good read with useful ideas.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:14 PM

Check it out and teach youth about it!

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:17 PM

Check it out and teach youth about it!