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.
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.
Trend Micro "What's Your Story?" 2012 Winners!
Trend Micro Inc. recently announced the winners of its third annual "What's Your Story" international video contest that empowers youth to be leaders in educating others about being safe online.
The grand prize goes to the SGP Video Club of South Grand Prairie High School in TX whose video –Choices –asks the viewer to think about the choices they make every day.
Other Category winners:
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