WebQuest: 10 Ways To Protect Your Identity

Sep 01, 2015
Activity, Research, Identity Theft, WebQuest, Current Events

I often get a request from teachers asking for lessons about identity theft.  Given how quickly the bad guys modify their methods, I thought rather than create a lesson, have students do web research to find 10 ways to protect their identity.  To ensure they use multiple sources, require them to use at least three reputable sources.  Once they have the list of ten created, ask them to identify which steps they can use in their lives to protect their identities.

Here’s a recent article from USA Today to get them started…


Check out this NGPF Activity on Creating a Scam Guidebook

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.