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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 There’s a version for children as well. You can learn as a family!”

For more information about viNGN, visit our web site, 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 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


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