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Safety Roadshow


Google and Congressman Joseph Crowley, far right, hosted an internet safety event at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights. Google’s program gives quick tips and how-to’s to teach kids to stay safe and secure on the Web. 
Photo Google, Inc. Google and Congressman Joseph Crowley, far right, hosted an internet safety event at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights. Google’s program gives quick tips and how-to’s to teach kids to stay safe and secure on the Web. Photo Google, Inc. Google and Congressman Joseph Crowley paid a visit to Renaissance Charter School to deliver the Online Safety Roadshow, an online safety assembly developed by Google for middle school students.

Two Google employees delivered the 45-minute presentation, which focuses on five tips for staying safe and being smart online. The program covered topics including: thinking before you share, setting strong passwords, using settings, identifying online scams, and being positive online.

Rep. Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) participated in the December 14 presentation at Renaissance Charter School, opening the assembly by expressing the importance of online safety to the students. “As a father of three young kids, I know how much time our youth spends on the internet,” he said. “But as we get caught up in the daily exchange of information, it’s very easy to forget the precautions we need to take to make sure we maintain our privacy and keep our personal information secure. That’s why I’m pleased to see Google, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, working with our schools to share with students some of the best practices when it comes to online safety.”

“With students having greater access to the internet through cell phones and other devices, it is important that they learn to use these tools responsibly,” said Jamie Hill, a Google spokesperson. “The Online Safety Roadshow teaches students how to be smart and safe online through a fun and interactive assembly.”

The Online Safety Roadshow is a Google program designed to educate parents and students on how to be more successful and safe online. The presentation is a 45-minute assembly that teaches middle school students how to be smart about the content they share online. It focuses on important skills – how to create a safe and memorable password, identify phishing scams, and more.

For more tips about how to keep yourself and your family safe online, visit www.google.com/safetycenter.

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