My 5th grade granddaughter was staying with us this past weekend while her parents went to Charleston SC. We are having a great time and all of a sudden she announces that she got a phone call from her mother asking when did her granddaddy send the text message from her phone?
It turns out that my granddaughter got a text from her mother asking what her (mother) Apple ID was. My Granddaughter responded with the following: I trust you but if you are who you say you are, you would know your Apple ID. Just in case you are mother and forgot it, answer the following questions;
1. What is the address where I am staying this weekend?
2. Why am I staying here?
3. What is the first name of everyone that is staying here with me?
4. What are their last names?
5. Where are my parents this weekend?
The next thing that happened was her mother called her daughter asking if her granddaddy wrote the text? Her response was no, I did it. Here parents were very happy that their daughter had the common sense to not assume that it was her mother that was making the request. I did not know anything about it until after the fact. I am so proud of her and her parents!
Lesson learned, don’t trust people on the internet. Unfortunately now days, even if you think you know who is calling, texting, emailing, etc. it really might not be the person you think it is, so you have to put the requests in context, like my granddaughter did. The text was from her mother but the question did not make sense. She was suspicious and did not respond as most people will do with the information. She challenged the question.
Great lesson learned from a 5th grader!