NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet safety experts will teach middle school students in Northampton steps they can take to have a safe and secure online experience and address issues such "cyber bullying" through i-SAFE education and awareness programs. The event, to be held Monday (Feb. 1), kicks off a week of 12 Internet safety seminars at schools in western Massachusetts.
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 1 News conference/student assembly, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. WHERE: JFK Middle School 100 Bridge Road Northampton, Mass. WHO: Jonathan King, director of professional development and outreach for i-SAFE, will lead the student assembly and news conference. Northampton Mayor Clare Higgins Donna Cupelo, Verizon region president Isabelina Rodriguez, Northampton Public Schools Superintendent Northampton Police Officer Corey Robinson NOTE TO REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS: The student assembly is open to the media. Interviews with all participants can be arranged.
BACKGROUND: The event kicks off a week of 12 Internet safety events at schools in western Massachusetts. Verizon and i-SAFE, the leader in online safety education, have teamed up to hold this Cyber Safety Week, from Feb. 1-5. The sessions, funded by a $45,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation, will take place in Northampton, Pittsfield, North Adams, Northfield and West Springfield.