Recently, Florida Virtual School reported a data breach. Based on the Tampa Bay Times article below, what is a data breach? Conduct some online research. What other information can you find about this issue? How can a data breach impact your finances? Watch the videos below from the Federal Trade Commission about Identity Theft. Why should you care about identity theft? How can you keep your information safe? What advice would you give to your friends and family?
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