We’re from the government. We’re here to help.
The Federal Trade Commission has launched a new site designed to help kids learn to protect their privacy, spot frauds and scams, and avoid identity theft.
You Are Here is set up as a virtual mall.
- Visit the West Terrace to learn about advertising techniques, target marketing, and suspicious claims.
- Visit the Food Court to learn about business competition, supply and demand, the history of the FTC, and mergers and monopolies.
- Visit the Security Plaza to learn about protecting your privacy (online and off), and protect the citizens of Earth against identity-stealing invaders.
- Visit the East Terrace to learn about bogus modeling offers, “free” vacations, “miracle” products, and tip-offs to rip-offs.
You can read more about You Are Here in a story on GeekDad: You Are Here: From the FTC for Your Kids.