Thursday, January 6, 2011

Digital Literacy - A Short Video to Help Millennial College Students Learn About Identity Theft on the Internet


Good morning! I thought that this video was very interesting. Although I tend to release a significant amount of information online, I try to protect the "important information" (like the information in this video).

I think it would be a good practice to show this video to our students. It provides a great history of the social security number process and the video gives the viewer a good sense of what potential damage can be done when people release personal information on the internet.

What do you think?


Millennial Professor - Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.


  1. Identity theft is an issue on the Internet and it must be dealt with accordingly.

  2. I think this is a great tool! So many students have a false sense of security when they are online, because they have always lived with "secure" servers. I remember when the internet first came out and you had to be really careful - I still practice those habits I learned back then. I feel that it is especially important for us to provide tools like this when we are working with students in online communities.


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