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viNGN shares digital privacy tips with parents of Wesley Methodist School students


wesley-meth-pta-child-internet-safety-23-5900x3933The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) shared Digital Privacy and Internet Safety tips with parents of students of the Wesley Methodist Church School/Public Computer Center in Anna’s Retreat, St. Thomas on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.  The theme was “Invest to Protect” – demonstrating how with a little time and a handful of common-sense approaches, parents can bring about safer surfing for their children and increased digital literacy/privacy protection for themselves.

Parents were invited to build “Threat Models” as proposed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), using examples found in the 7-minute film “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.

According to viNGN outreach leader Anita Davis: “Parents don’t have to be rocket scientists to maintain control of their children’s online safety. Get started with an excellent course called Internet Safety at GCFLearnFree.org. There’s a version for children as well. You can learn as a family!”

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 PCC Training Event page, 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 a grant by the National Telecommunications 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).

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