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Ms. Harada from El Segundo CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Document Shredding Now Can Help Avoid Life Shredding Later!

Help me give my students a chance to learn about confidentiality and the importance of protecting personal information to avoid identity theft and hacking.

  • $234 goal

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My Students

My students are going the extra mile to get ahead in exploring individual college and career paths. They are in grades 9-12 and are engaging in various college and career readiness activities, including attending college rep visits, applying for college and scholarships, finding internships, and working part time.

They are extremely busy with rigorous academic schedules and a whole host of sports and extracurricular activities.

However, it is rewarding for me to see that they are beginning to understand the importance of gaining valuable transferable skills by utilizing the resources in the College and Career Center to help them navigate life -- now and in the future.

My Project

Identity theft and the sharing of personal information is an epidemic in society today. Although we may not be able to prevent all unforeseen electronic data breaches, we can do our part to teach students about how their personal data can be protected by being aware and taking precautions as available. Document shredding is a vital first step.

The College and Career Center is a place where work permits, internship applications, student records, tax information, and other confidential data is processed and maintained.

When that information has expired or is no longer needed, my students generally "trust" that their information will not be lost or shared with the wrong people. Their other tendency is to recycle these types of paper documents in regular recycle bins open to the public.

I want to be able to teach them about identity theft protection and how confidential personal information such as their home/email addresses, social security numbers, driver's license numbers, etc. are things they should be proactive in protecting. A document shredder will allow them to practice this important habit.

Ms. Harada
Grades 9-12

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Bonsaii EverShred C149-C 18-Sheet Heavy Duty Cross-Cut Paper/CD/Credit Card Shredder with 6 Gallon Pullout Basket and 4 Casters, 60 Minutes Running Time, Black • Amazon Business $151.99 1 $151.99

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