Teens’ identities stolen via Social Networks!

This newspaper report highlights that children are the new targets for identity theft.  It warns that, “A child who posts basic details about their lives on Facebook, such as their date of birth, school, name, email and photographs, are providing enough data for a criminal to apply for a credit card, loan or documents in the child’s name when they turn 18.”

At Ivanhoe our Cyber Policies and Cyber Education aim at protecting the Cyber Safety of our students. Students are explicitly taught about the importance of protecting their identity on the Internet. Secure passwords, privacy protection on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube and excluding personal information such as age, email address, mobile number, home address, and date of birth are a particular focus.

Read more here:

Fraud experts call for internet security to be taught in schools as childrens identities are stolen via social networks | Information, Gadgets, Mobile Phones News & Reviews | Herald Sun.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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