i-SAFE KICKOFF SET FOR FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7th
(Pierre) – Attorney General Larry Long announced today that i-SAFE America, an internet safety program for kids will be introduced to South Dakota schools this week. i-SAFE America is a non-profit education foundation and is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs and U.S. Department of Justice. Currently the i-SAFE program has been successfully implemented in 24 states.
“The i-SAFE program is a great opportunity for schools and law enforcement agencies to work together to decrease the risk of Internet victimization,” said Long. “The first line of defense is to teach students to protect themselves.”
The education curriculum includes teaching activities for grades K-8 and webcasts for high school students. All curriculum materials and instructor training are provided at no charge making the i-SAFE program totally free for schools, school districts, and law enforcement agencies.
The first i-SAFE America Community Action Meeting will be held at the Canton High School on November 7th at 8 a.m. Local school administrators, law enforcement officers, parents and members of the local communities are encouraged to attend.
If you have any additional questions please contact Sara Rabern at the Attorney General’s Office at 605-773-3215 or Deputy Scott Bauer of Lincoln County at 605-321-4789.