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FBI Presents SOS Award to Zach White Elementary School

FBI El Paso March 25, 2013
  • Special Agent Michael Martinez (915) 832-5373

The FBI Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge is a free educational online program that promotes cyber citizenship and teachers students in third through eighth grades how to recognize and respond to online dangers. It enables participating students to familiarize themselves with practical information, safety tips, and resources to help them stay protected online and grow to become safe, responsible cyber citizens. The El Paso Division has a total of 26 elementary schools that are participating in the SOS Internet Challenge.

Each month, third through eihjth grade students nationwide compete to win the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge by playing games, completing activities, and taking web-based quizzes. The activities promote online safety and cyber citizenship and runs through May 2013. Schools are categorized by the amount of students participating, and Zach White Elementary had a total of 226 students for the month of February. As a result of their high scores, Zach White Elementary achieved third place national recognition and was awarded a plaque by Special Agent in Charge Mark Morgan. Each of the students that completed the SOS Internet Challenge was awarded a certificate of completion from the FBI.