Author: FTC

How to Become a Class Valedictorian

So, you want to be the valedictorian of your class? That’s awesome, but you’ve got a lot of work ahead of you. What exactly is a valedictorian? Traditionally, a valedictorian is the person in the class with the highest grades overall. If there is a tie, there may be more than one valedictorian. Some […]

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Top 7 Tips for Improving Your GPA

How to Improve Your GPA We’ll cover tips that are universally helpful among high school and college students. It doesn’t matter what grade you’re in; what matters is how well you can apply yourself and stick to it. Let’s cover the top 7 tips to boost your GPA. 1. Use a Note Taking Method […]

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How to Balance School With Extracurricular Activities

Wake. School. Practice. Study. Sleep. Repeat. This is a standard schedule for most students. With little time left over for friends, family, and fun. Demands of everyday life, part-time jobs, and social functions further add to an over-packed schedule. Fifty-seven percent of students also have at least one extracurricular activity they participate in. It […]

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Top 8 Tips for Choosing a College Major

  Did you know there will be just over 20 million students enrolled in college in 2019? Will you be one of them? If so, you’re probably in the process of choosing a college major. This is no easy task. After all, you’re only a teenager–how are supposed to know what to do with […]

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Let's talk about cyberbullying

Last week, the FTC joined several other agencies and the First Lady for an important conversation about cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a tough subject for both parents and educators. That’s why most of our materials are built around having conversations, in small doses, and in your own language. Here are some easy ways to start […]

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Selling your car? Clear your personal data first.

Is a new car in your future? You might first have some unfinished business with your old one. While you’re cleaning out your personal items, think about the personal information stored in the car’s electronic system.  Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Selling your car? Clear your personal data first.

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Avoid hurricane relief charity fraud

Hurricane Lane is a Category 4 churning in the Pacific with an eye toward the Hawaiian islands. If you haven’t made storm preparations, now is the time. The FTC has information to help you prepare for, deal with, and recover from the long-term impacts of a weather emergency. But how about the rest of […]

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How to avoid a Bitcoin blackmail scam

“I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else. You can ignore this letter, or pay me a $8600 confidentiality fee in Bitcoin”. It’s enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine, but these chilling words are part of a new scam targeting men. Source: FTC Scam Alert […]

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Back to school: Protect your child’s information

Many school forms require personal and sensitive information. Here are some tips for keeping your child’s personal information safe — from pre-school through college. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Back to school: Protect your child’s information

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School shopping can be a teachable moment

As summer winds down, it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Here are some tips to help you save time and money. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed School shopping can be a teachable moment

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