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Idea: FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge

Recently, Woodbrook Elementary School in Carmel earned the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge.  This free, educational program which runs each school year from September through May delivers critical internet safety information in a fun, competitive format to students in 3rd through 8th grade.  The program is open to public and private schools and is designed to meet state and federal internet safety mandates.  The goal of the program is to teach students how to avoid dangerous situations on the internet, specifically internet predators.  Each month, students from registered school take an online pre-quiz, learn about internet safety in a scavenger hunt and then take an online quiz.  At the end of each month, six trophies (one for each grade level) are awarded to the schools with the highest scoring students on the FBI-SOS post-quiz.

This program was brought to Woodbrook Elementary by a law school classmate and a fellow member of the FBI Citizens Academy.  As a graduate of the Indianapolis Chapter of the FBI Citizens Academy, I am well-positioned to piggy back and leverage the success of the program at Woodbrook. If elected, I will ensure that the program is implemented in all of the schools in Carmel.   You can learn more about this FBI program at http://www.fbi-sos.org.