Risks to children’s online safety rise in summer | Cronkite News

The FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge allows third through eighth grade students to compete against other schools while learning about cyber security through interactive games and videos.

Aside from learning about internet dangers, the anonymity provided to online predators is a major threat to kids.

What one school district is doing to educate students. Jeff Billings, the information technology director at Paradise Valley Unified School District, said the concept of incorporating online safety into the classroom came to him five years ago.“The more interconnected we become the more, to a degree, the more unstable we become,” Billings said.

The district began teaching it students about digital citizenship two years ago. Billings said the district is working with other schools and IT departments across Arizona to help others integrate digital citizenship into classrooms.

Source: Risks to children’s online safety rise in summer | Cronkite News

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