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FBI Announces Launch of Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
Teaches Students to Safely Surf Web Waters

FBI Knoxville October 16, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Joyce McCants (865) 544-0751

Teachers and students, are you ready for an exciting opportunity to participate in the Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge? The FBI-SOS Internet Challenge is an online educational program that teaches kids about Internet safety in a fun way by using interactive games.

While competing with other similar size schools, students in third through eighth grade will learn to recognize online dangers and how to be safe cyber surfers. Students will navigate games and scavenger hunts, which highlight safety tips and resources on topics such as cyberbullying, gaming safety, social networking, and online predators. There are unique online activities for each grade level. The challenge portion of the program will be the quiz (oh, come on, it will be a fun quiz) which allows your school to have some friendly competition with other schools.

The FBI-SOS is open to all public and private schools and runs from October through May. Schools with the highest score each month will receive the FBI-SOS national trophy and a potentially visit from a local FBI special agent.

Registration is easy and free. Teachers or administrators may go to the website to find more information and register your school. No information on students is collected or stored by the FBI.


- Official SOS website
- SOS story on fbi.gov