FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
May 28, 2019

New Kent Middle School Students Win FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

Today, May 28, 2019, David W. Archey, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Richmond Division presented a certificate of achievement to an eighth grade class from New Kent Middle School in New Kent, Virginia, for their participation in the 2018-2019 FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) Internet Challenge.

In April, a total of 122,998 students from 1,965 schools in the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands took the challenge. In Virginia, a total of 93 schools, 9,117 students and 400 classes signed up to participate in the program; of those numbers 55 schools, 2,921 students and 207 classes actually completed the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge. Twenty two students from an 8th grade class in New Kent Middle School won with the highest score nationwide in the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge in the Starfish category. Congratulations!

The FBI-SOS is a free, educational Internet safety program that teaches cyber security to students in grades 3–8 via age-appropriate activities. The FBI-SOS material is available in English and Spanish to anyone online, but to compete for the Internet Challenge teachers must register their classes. Any public, private, or home school in the United States with a minimum of five students is eligible to compete. The program’s curriculum meets state and federal Internet safety mandates. Visit the FBI’s webpage to learn more about the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge.

New Kent Middle School joins these past winners of the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge in the FBI Richmond Division’s territory.

  • King George Middle School (May/2011) – King George, Virginia
  • Lakeview Elementary School (November/2010) – Colonial Heights, Virginia
  • Grayson High School (June/2009) – Independence, Virginia
  • Giles County High School (June/2009) – Pearisburg, Virginia
New Kent Middle School Students Win FBI Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge