private and personal information
5 minute warm ups
What is identity theft?
Using someone else’s private information to pretend to be that person.
How does personal information and private information differ?
Private information, such as a Social Security number, is unsafe to share. It should be kept private so that identity thieves cannot use it. Personal information, such as your favorite food, cannot be used by identity thieves and is safe to share. Even though personal information is usually safe to share online, you might choose not to share this information, and that’s fine.
What would be a good rule for kids about giving out private information online?
They should not share it online without the permission of a teacher, parent, or guardian.