Monday, June 2, 2014

Kids Learn "Driver's Ed for the Internet" at Area Schools

New program gives quick tips and how-to’s to teach kids web safety
 
REDMOND, Wash., and SEATTLE--The National Online Safety Roadshow educates parents and middle school students on how to be a conscious, safe internet user. The 45-minute assembly will actively engage middle school students on important lessons for staying safe online—including understanding how quickly viral content spreads and avoiding phishing scams. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene will participate in the event at Evergreen Middle School and give remarks. The roadshow will be stopping at Evergreen Middle School in Redmond and TOPS K-8 School in Seattle June 2-3.
 
 What:                  The Online Safety Roadshow
 
Who:                     Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA, 1st District)
                                Principal Sean Cassidy
                                Evergreen Middle School students and teachers
 
                                Jamie Hill, Google spokesperson
                                Principal Christopher Scott
                                TOPS School 5th-8th graders and teachers              
 
When:                  Monday, June 2, 1:30 p.m. in Redmond
 
                                Tuesday, June 3, 1:30 p.m. in Seattle
                              
Where:                Evergeen Middle School
                                6900 208th Ave NE, Redmond
 
TOPS K-8 School
2500 Franklin Ave. E., Seattle
 
About The Online Safety Roadshow:
The Google-led program is designed to educate parents and students what you can do to stay safe and secure on the web.
 
The program was created in tandem with principals and child safety groups, National Association of Secondary School Principals and iKeepSafe, to develop a digital literacy assembly. The goal of the 45 minute program is to teach students how to be smart about the content they share online, focusing on important skills -- how to create a safe, memorable password and more. To find more information about being safe online, please visit the Google Safety Center.
 

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