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This website is dedicated to informing the general public about Cybersafety. The term is extremely broad, and likewise, many different issues are addressed on this site. Terms such as "Cyberbullying" and "plagiarism" are defined and discussed, and there are blogs ranging from topics like Myspace and Facebook to cell phone safety. There are also some very handy tips for how to use the Internet in a safe and effective manner.
The Cybersafety project itself was started by Verizon. In West Virginia, students from five different high schools in Berkeley County and Cabell County are working together to gather information and help spread the word about this topic that is quickly gaining notice. Today, knowing how to securely use the latest technologies is necessary. These students designed this site for that purpose, and everyone is welcome to read and give input of their own. So stop by and take a look around- you might be surprised at what you learn!
Click here for our funny Hazmat Video.
WOW! Things are really going well for our Cyber Safety Program here in Cabell County. This year, our partners at Verizon WV provided us with over $25,000!!!! to fund our projects! Also, the WVDE provided us with $10,000 to train students, parents, and teachers on ways to stay safe online. What have we done with all the money?? Well, Im happy you asked!
This year we formed a cadre of teachers from around the state to put our heads together and come up with ways to educate students, parents, and teachers, on cyber safety. We have heldmultiple "Parent Nights" with great guest speakers from MarshallUniversity Forensics and the WV State Police. These great events taught our caring parents helpful hints on ways they can get involved in young people's online activities. We held student assemblies to educated students on the serious dangers of sexting and other risky online behaviors. Last but not least, we provided professional development for teachers to show them safe ways to usemoderntechnologywith our students. Oh yea.... I almost forgot...We also bought stuff! Lots of stuff! Our student Cyber Safety Group loves creating funny videos to show students safe practices online. So, we invested in state of the the art video equipment including cameras, high powered computers, lights, microphones, amobile lab of 10 notebook computers, and more!
I hope by this you can tell that we are excited about reaching and teaching this generation of young people with technology. We want to thank Verizon WV and WVDE for helping us educate parents and teachers on online safety and most importantly, keeping our kids safe!
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You all did a great job and was very encouraging for other to step up. I can see a bright future for all you; you spoke with wisdom and intelligence. Mr. Ratliff, I am always happy to see a teacher involve as I seen you are with your students. Wish WV was full of the type of teacher you are. Don't get me wrong, I know we have some great teachers but we can use a lot more. Thanks! Tonya
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