Goodbye to long summer days and hello to classrooms and homework! As you send off your students with packed lunches and sharpened pencils, make sure they have protection from identity theft too. A school often has a child’s personal identifiable information, which could be used for fraudulent activity if put in the wrong hands. Here are a few things you can do as a parent to protect your kids:
For information on your rights as a parent when it comes to accessing and controlling personal identifiable information in education records, check out the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) on the U.S. Department of Education’s website, www.ed.gov/.
You can also talk to your Money Coach about how to get identity theft protection services and how to fit back-to-school costs into your budget. Feel better about your finances and your child’s safety by calling 888-724-2326 today.
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