Your teen finally gets their driver’s permit or their provisional license and out of excitement, they send a photo of it to all of their friends.
One friend responds with, “Bruh, you just showed everyone your full address and license number.”
But really, all of those people in the text group now have a lot more information about her. They have her date of birth and her full name too. That information could easily be screenshot and reshared.
It could also be sold to a bidder looking for a teen's identity to commit fraud or even more hurtful, a friend could commit fraud using this information.
Identity theft is a concern that affects individuals of all ages, including minors. However, minors are not consciously aware of how easily they are oversharing personal identifiable information (PII).
They don’t think that their friends will jeopardize their information and they never imagine that someone they know would purposely violate...