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Youth Outreach Fuels New Thoughts on Securing Social Identity

Safe Online Sharing

With the pervasive presence and engaging nature of social media, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if your organization has implemented social media as part of its strategy. There are endless capabilities to connect, but so are the privacy concerns. The risks are especially high among those most adept with liking, tweeting and tagging — teenagers. With 81% of teens using at least one form of social media, EZShield recognized an educational need in our local youth community.

On July 30, EZShield partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County to present “Protecting Your Social Identity.” We knew the club’s youth leaders would get an eye-opening lesson in social media security, but didn’t anticipate how much insight on the importance of education EZShield would get in return.

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EZShield Sponsored BBB Shred Day to Help the Community Reduce Fraud

How consumers dispose of personal information plays a huge role in the security of their identity. Since dumpster diving is still a popular crime, putting sensitive material in the trash or recycle bin exposes people to fraud too easily. The solution: shred documents before tossing them. This extra step is more than worth the protection it affords vital information.

Endorsing the identity theft prevention benefits of shredding, EZShield helped sponsor the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland’s Shred Day on April 26, 2014. Along with a handful of other local business, EZShield employees greeted a few thousand attendees at the White Marsh and Timonium shred locations.

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