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FBI Launches New Safe Online Surfing Website

As part of our longstanding crime prevention and public outreach efforts, we are announcing the new FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge—a free web-based initiative designed to help teachers educate students about cyber safety.

FBI Launches New Safe Online Surfing Website

FBI-Safe Online Surfing LogoWith school back in session, one topic that’s on many class curriculums around the nation is cyber safety. After all, it’s a hyper-connected world—with texting, social networking, e-mail, online gaming, chat, music downloading, web surfing, and other forms of wired and wireless communication now a regular part of children’s lives.

The FBI has a new program that can help. Today, as part of its longstanding crime prevention and public outreach efforts, the FBI is announcing a free web-based initiative designed to help teachers educate students about cyber safety.

It’s called the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge—and it was developed with the assistance of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and with the input of teachers and schools.

“FBI-SOS is a fun, free, and effective way to teach kids how to use the Internet safely and responsibly,” says Scott McMillion, head of the unit that manages the program in the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “We encourage teachers to check out the site and sign up their classes during the school year.”

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Oct 15, 2012 04:00 PM