Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome back to all students, teachers and parents. I hope everyone had a great summer! The cyber safety mentors were hard at work all summer creating materials that can be used at home or in the classroom to educate students about internet safety. The 14 student interns involved in the summer program did an amazing job. They were trained in internet safety, they worked in teams to complete internet safety projects and they presented those projects to lots of important people around the community. Some of the materials they created were buttons, t-shirt designs, folders, computer wallpaper, an internet safety comic book, and an internet safety video starring the real life BPS Cyber Safety Heroes. They presented their work to the Massachusetts Attorney General's office and to representatives from Microsoft. Most of the materials will be available for download on the Boston Public Schools cyber safety website at The video should be ready for distribution sometime in the fall. We are hoping to spread cyber safety education into all of our schools throughout the year. If you have any questions on how your school can get involved, please contact Joe Kidd at BPS Cyber Safety Initiative

Have a cyber safe school year!

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