Upper Providence Elementary School scored a presentation
from the NetSmartz Internet Safety Program by the National Center for Missing
& Exploited Children after winning the grand prize in the Lesson Builder Giveaway.
The school was selected after school counselor Jessica Houseman entered the online contest; the presentation included hands-on educator training session, and a visit from the NetSmartz spokes-robot, Clicky.
“This year, we continue to use the information from NetSmartz in an effort to protect our children from the dangers that exist and teach them how to make responsible decisions,” said Houseman. “Youths may encounter these risks during common online activities like school research, chatting with friends, playing games, or updating a social networking page. The program is designed to teach children how to be safer online.”
The program includes age-appropriate resources to teach children about safety, on- and off-line, as well as teaching online etiquette.
Hauseman and principal Melissa Patschke have been presenting a school-wide safety presentation since 2010, using materials and information from the NetSmartz program.