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2013-2014 FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge Begins

It’s that time of year again. Students across the country are heading back to class...but along with books and pens in their backpacks, they could very well be carrying tablets or laptops, too. Kids today are more computer savvy than ever—and the 2013-2014 FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) Internet Challenge aims to keep their cyber safety skills just as cutting edge as they are.

Sep 03, 2013 12:30 PM

2013-2014 FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge Begins

SOS siteIt’s that time of year again. Students across the country are heading back to class...but along with books and pens in their backpacks, they could very well be carrying tablets or laptops, too. Kids today are more computer savvy than ever—and the 2013-2014 FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) Internet Challenge aims to keep their cyber safety skills just as cutting edge as they are.

Open to all public, private, and home schools nationwide, the initiative is a free, age-appropriate, competitive, and fun online program that promotes cyber citizenship and teaches students in third through eighth grades how to recognize and respond to online dangers—like Internet predators and cyberbullying—and covers topics such as social networking and gaming safety.

The FBI-SOS Internet Challenge was developed with the assistance of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and with the input of teachers and schools. We encourage everyone to check out the site, but only teachers and administrators can register their classes to compete. Make sure your school takes part in the challenge this year!

More information | FBI-SOS brochure (pdf) | FBI-SOS website