Students to Learn About 'Cyber Bullying' and Steps to Create a Safe and Secure Online Experience at Feb. 1 Event

Jan 28, 2010, 12:08 ET from Verizon

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.

SOURCE Verizon



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