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OPINION: Have you had “the talk” with your kids?

JayMac: Normally, we talk about the news of the day, but I recently had an experience that shook me. I was riding the FrontRunner on my way to work and throughout the entire ride, a young female college student was talking to her insurance agent and repeatedly revealed sensitive information about not only herself but her roommates as well. I’m talking about her social security number, employment, dependents, roommates’ names and birth dates, etc.

Who are this person’s parents? Does she not understand how easy it would be for someone with malicious intent to steal her identity?

I think parents need to be having “the talk” with kids about the importance of keeping personal information private.

Jay Mcfarland hosts the JayMac News Show as well as the fictional podcast, Hosts of Eden. KSL Newsradio is part of Bonneville Media and based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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