Friday, May 25, 2007

Take 25 For Internet Safety!

On Friday, May 25th, the District Attorney's in conjunction with the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children held an internet safety event at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. The event included tables set up outside with child and teen safety information, free food, and music provided by the Jam'N 94.5 Street Team. Inside, there was an internet safety discussion with local area high school students, many of whom were from the Boston Public Schools. Assistant District Attorney Chris Kelly moderated the question and answer session in which the teens spoke about internet safety topics including cyberbullying and online predators.The event also included remarks by District Attorney Dan Conley, a deputy superintendent from the Boston Police Department and Boston Public Schools Chief Operating Officer Fred McIntyre who spoke about the BPS internet safety initiatives and the Cyber Superheroes.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Welcome to the BPS Internet Safety Blog!

Welcome to the first post of the Boston Public Schools Internet Safety Blog! We hope that this blog will serve as a resource for parents, teachers and students about the importance of internet safety! Did you know that a recent poll released by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan names internet safety as a top ten concern with parents?

The Boston Public schools is committed to educating parents, teachers and students on the importance of internet safety. We have launched our new website with resources and information on how to stay safe while surfing the web. We hope that you use these resources to educate your children and teach them how to make the right decisions while online.