Safe Online Surfing


October 19, 2012

Safe Online Surfing

The FBI launches a new website where students can learn about cyber safety through games, videos, and other interactive features.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI launches a new website where students can learn about cyber safety through games, videos, and other interactive features.

Scott McMillion: It’s a fun learning environment so that they will understand the keys to keeping themselves safe as well as participating in good cyber citizenship.

Halpern: I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week. The free web-based initiative is called Safe Online Surfing, or SOS. It teaches kids in third through eighth grades how to recognize and respond to online dangers such as cyberbullying, online predators, and identity thieves. Scott McMillion is the unit chief of Violent Crimes Against Children.

McMillion: The FBI Safe Online Surfing initiative is designed to meet all federal and state Internet safety mandates so that students and teachers can use this as part of their curriculum in the classroom.

Halpern: Schools can compete with each other on a national level. Schools with the highest scores will earn an FBI-SOS trophy. To register, visit sos.fbi.gov.

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