Thursday, March 15, 2012

You Are Here - Online Activities, Resources, & Games to teach kids to be smarter consumers!

You Are Here is a cool interactive site developed and hosted by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) that offers many resources to help make kids smarter consumers.  You Are Here is broken up into 4 main sections of information:

The West Terrace - This is where students can learn about advertising techniques, suspicious claims, and more.

The Food Court - Students can learn about business competitions, monopolies, supply and demand, and more.

The Security Plaza - Students can learn about protecting their privacy and their online identity.

The East Terrace - Students can learn about online rip offs, bogus offers, and scams. 

There is even a Parents & Teachers Page with informational PDF Printouts and lots of lesson plans for each topic.




Check out You Are Here at:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/youarehere/index.html

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