Crime Stoppers have launched a free online module teaching high school students how to use digital devices safely, and investigating cyberbullying, online abuse, scams, and child sexual exploitation – all issues that concern teenagers.
Personal identity theft was the most common issue for teenagers, said Diana Forrester, chair of Crime Stoppers Australia and ACT Region Crime Stoppers. Scammers try to steal money or personal information, the eSafety Commissioner’s website warns, while marketers can also misuse that data.
“Cybercriminals cause great hardship and financial strain on victims of identity theft,” explained an ACT Policing spokesperson. “The aftermath of having your identity stolen can take years to repair.
“Cybercriminals create fake identity documents with your personal information to steal your money, get loans in your name, and use your name to create real identity documents with…