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BCMS 7th Graders Win FBI Award For Online Safety
- December 16, 2016
- Posted by: Kyle Weekley
- Category: News
Bethany Community Middle School has earned one of the highest honors in the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge. The students in Reidsville posted the best scores in the country for October 2016. This is the third time a North Carolina school has won the national challenge.
The 7th graders will receive the FBI-SOS National Certificate during an “all student assembly.” The official ceremony will take place on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 1:45 p.m. at Bethany Community Middle School located at 181 Bethany Road, Reidsville, North Carolina.
The FBI-SOS is an Internet safety program developed and administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The monthly program, which runs each school year from September through May, is a free educational program that delivers critical Internet safety information in a fun, competitive format to students in grades three through eight. 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 provide students with knowledge about how to avoid dangerous situations on the Internet, including online predators and cyberbullying. Each month, students from registered schools learn about Internet safety as they participate in online games and activities. Upon completion, the students take an online quiz to test their knowledge. At the end of each month, three trophies (one for each school size category) are awarded to the schools with the highest scoring students on the FBI-SOS post-quiz.
Topics covered in FBI-SOS include cell phone safety, privacy, online predators, social networking and gaming safety, and cyberbullying.