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Learning how to be Internet smart

posted Apr 23, 2015, 11:30 AM by Jessica Mies

Today, almost one-third of the world’s 6.8 billion people use the Internet regularly. Once you put something on the Internet, it is on there forever. This is why many people think students should be taught about Internet safety.

On April 16, during sixth hour, a speaker from the Hutchinson Boys and Girls Club came to Conway Springs High School to speak to both middle schoolers and high schoolers about the dangers of the Internet and how to be safe online. The speaker told the students about who to watch out for, cyberbullying, sexting and how to act online.

“One thing I learned from the assembly is that sending inappropriate pictures is a felony,” sophomore Amber Vanhsy said.

The assembly was organized by Conway Springs Middle School Principal Lelin George. According to the Conway Springs High School Principal Brent Harrell, the assembly was put on to make sure students have the same message consistently so they know about the dangers of technology.

“Internet safety is important to learn about so you know how to act online and be safe,” freshman Amanda Smith said.

If you would like to know more about Internet safety, go to www.netsmartz.org. This organization is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


Risky behavior was just one of the topics discussed during the Internet safety assembly on April 16. The speaker came from the Hutchinson Boys and Girls Club.


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