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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Students Win National FBI Award

FBI Charlotte January 06, 2014
  • Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch (704) 672-6766

Jay M. Alexander Middle School has earned one of the highest awards in the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students posted the best scores in the country in November 2013. This is the second time a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School has won the national award.

The sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will receive the FBI-SOS National Trophy and a visit from the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI Charlotte. The official award ceremony will take place on Friday, January 10, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. at Jay M. Alexander Middle School, located at 12201 Hambright Road in Huntersville, North Carolina.

The FBI-SOS is an Internet safety program developed and administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The monthly program, which runs each school year from September through May, is a free educational program that delivers critical Internet safety information in a fun, competitive format to students in grades three through eight. The program is open to public and private schools and is designed to meet state and federal Internet safety mandates. The goal of the program is to provide students with knowledge about how to avoid dangerous situations on the Internet, including online predators and cyberbullying. Each month, students from registered schools learn about Internet safety as they participate in online games and activities. Upon completion, the students take an online quiz to test their knowledge. At the end of each month, three trophies (one for each school size category) are awarded to the schools with the highest scoring students on the FBI-SOS post-quiz.

For more information about the FBI-SOS program, please visit https://sos.fbi.gov.