King George Students Win Internet Safety Award
King George Middle School students won the FBI's Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge eighth-grade national championship for April. Almost 200 King George County eighth-graders had the best results of a quiz on Internet safety developed by the FBI and the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University, according to an FBI press release.
About 1,600 eighth-graders from 64 schools and 22 states participated in April. An FBI official presented King George students with a trophy on Friday, May 27th.
“I do think that the students became aware of things that are so obvious to us, but I don’t think they are necessarily obvious to them,” said Kathy Carr, King George Middle School’s instructional technology liason. “For instance, some students said they didn't know it was illegal to download certain songs or games for free,” she said.
The monthly program, which runs from September through May, teaches Internet safety to students in grades three through eight. Activities include an online scavenger hunt.
Each month, six trophies--one for each grade level--are awarded to schools iwth the best quiz scores.
Close to 132,000 students nationwide have participated in the FBI’s Internet Challenge. The goal is to teach students to avoid Internet dangers, such as online predators.
The Community Idea Stations is partnering with the FBI on the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge in central Virginia schools. For more information about the program, visit fbi-sos.org or call Cindy Matejka at (804) 560.8139 to schedule a workshop with your students today.