Friday, February 26, 2010

taking action

At this month's meeting of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association, we voted to contact area middle schools and encourage the guidance counselors to instruct their students about the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge program. SOS stands for Safe Online Surfing.

In the program, kids learn how to be careful on the Internet by doing what they love, going online to find answers to scavenger hunt questions. Best of all the whole thing is free. Teachers and principals get started by following the instructions online. The site does not save the students' names, only the school administrators can match the child with their unique user name.

Each month, the school with the highest score in the country earns a trophy presented by the Special Agent in Charge of their local field office. Here's my question for you: Do you know any middle school employees or parents who would be willing to look at the FBI-SOS website and recommend it to their principal?

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Blogger PLANET3RRY said...

As a parent of a student at Farragut Primary, I think this could start even as early as First Grade... The Elder is now doing some homework online in addition to typing tutor,,,

I agree that Middle School kids would be better to learn from it, but if safe-surfing could be instilled at an earlier age...

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

You are right, Terry. The FBI-SOS program is for elementary and middle school students. At the meeting, we voted to approach local middle schools first. Of course the power of social media cannot be contained. Please feel free to circulate the link to Farragut Primary too.


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