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Digital Privacy the focus of viNGN appearance at Calvary Christian Academy PTSG meeting


calvary-christian-academy-ptsg-mtg-1With the theme “Invest to Protect”, the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) shared Digital Privacy and Internet Safety tips with parents, faculty and students of the Calvary Christian Academy at the school’s first Parent Teacher Support Group (PTSG) meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  Attendees learned about digital privacy advocates Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and received informational worksheets for “6 Degrees of Information” produced by NetSmartz/National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). This short film highlights the many ways digital privacy and online safety can be compromised by leaving “Digital Footprints” – Personal Identifiable Information (PII) we are not even aware of.

Parents who are overwhelmed by technology and online threats, can rest assured that they can keep themselves and their children safer on the Internet, according to viNGN outreach leader Anita Davis: “You ‘Invest to Protect’ with time and attention. By limiting computer and device use, setting up parental controls, and learning more with free online courses, like Internet Safety at GCFLearnFree.org. You don’t have to have a Ph.D. in computer science to learn more about cyber security.”

Download the resource list “Invest to Protect”

Download the worksheet for “6 Degrees of Information”

Anita will be offering the full “Invest to Protect” presentation at a 10:45am Breakout Session of the Parent’s Conference hosted by the Dept. of Education St. Thomas/St. John District Office of the Insular Superintendent on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Marriott Frenchman’s Reef, St. Thomas USVI.

For more information about viNGN, visit our web site, http://www.vingn.com or call (340) 715-8581 x 2244 . To view upcoming live training events view our online calendar, and follow viNGN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@viNGN) .

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About vingn

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant made by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia. The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). For more information regarding viNGN, call (340) 715-8581, or visit www.vingn.com.

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