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Thursday October 4, 2018 at 3:18pm Age: 15 days
Category: Intermediate, District

LEARNING ONLINE SAFETY FROM THE EXPERTS


If your child comes home this week saying they talked with a Secret Service agent at school, it is not a product of their imagination.

Among their many mandates, the United States Secret Service engages in community outreach programs to provide children and families with child safety information and resources.

This week, representatives of the Secret Service brought the NetSmartz component of the Childhood Smart Program to Intermediate School students in grades 3-5. During grade and age-appropriate school assemblies, students learned how to be safe online and offline, and engaged in discussions with some of the nation’s safety experts.

NetSmartz focuses on the 4 Rules of Internet Safety and digital citizenship. The content is delivered in a fun, interactive presentation that engages children through age-appropriate demonstrations, quizzes, music and animated videos. Parents are encouraged to talk about and reinforce these rules with their children at home. 

The Childhood Smart Program was created in partnership with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help educate parents and children about computer and personal safety.