A more recent study by Common Sense Media illustrated that children’s access to mobile devices is much higher than it was two years ago. In fact, over the past two years, the number of children using mobile media has almost doubled and the time children spend using mobile devices has tripled. Buying apps usually requires using credit. Check out the video Appily Ever After below to understand some of the financial issues that could occur with younger children, especially when using "freemium" apps. After you watch the video, create a presentation to give to younger students to help them avoid these problems.
Those aren't the only problems with apps! Did you know that when you sign into some apps through your Google or Facebook account, you are allowing access to your information, including financial data? Furthermore, read the Tampa Bay Times article on how downloading apps can provide access to your personal and private information. What did you learn? What are some ways you can protect yourself from risk of data or identity theft? Create a modern fairy tale, video, or rap to present to other students and parents so they can live appily ever after!
SS.8.FL.6.7 Evaluate social networking sites and other online activity from the perspective of making individuals vulnerable to harm caused by identity theft or misuse of their personal information.
SS.912.FL.6.9:Explain that loss of assets, wealth, and future opportunities can occur if an individual’s personal information is obtained by others through identity theft and then used fraudulently, and that by managing their personal information and choosing the environment in which it is revealed, individuals can accept, reduce, and insure against the risk of loss due to identity theft.
Created by Deborah Kozdras and Brittany Sampson