Credit Cards: Shopping Online

Students learn about online shopping with credit cards.

Teaching Objectives:

  • Describe the costs and benefits of online shopping.
  • Compare shopping online to shopping in person.
  • Evaluate payment options for online purchases.

Standard 8: The student will describe and explain interest, credit cards, and online

Suggested Grade Level

6th – 12th Grade

Lesson Excerpt:

Online shopping has costs and benefits, like any other choice people make. It can be fun, convenient, and economical, but also expensive and addictive. Consumers use the Internet to find information on specific products and compare prices with local merchants before buying. They also enjoy the opportunity to shop 24 hours a day, seven days a week because Internet merchants never close. While convenient and fun, online shopping provides opportunities for dishonest sellers to steal a person’s identity or defraud potential buyers.



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