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Francis Bradley Middle School Wins Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge National Award

FBI Charlotte January 16, 2013
  • Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch (704) 672-6766

Francis Bradley Middle School has earned one of the first FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge National Awards. The middle school students posted the best scores in the country in November 2012 among the “Stingray” category.

The students at Bradley Middle School received the FBI-SOS National Trophy and a visit from the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of FBI Charlotte James Jewell. The official award ceremony took place on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at Francis Bradley Middle School located at 13345 Beatties Ford Road in Huntersville, North Carolina.

Principal Dr. Laura Rosenbach was recognized for allowing her students to participate in the FBI’s newly revamped program.

The FBI-SOS is an Internet safety program developed and administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The monthly program, which runs each school year from September through May, is a free educational program that delivers critical Internet safety information in a fun, competitive format to students in grades three through eight. The program is open to public and private schools and is designed to meet state and federal Internet safety mandates. The goal of the program is to provide students with knowledge about how to avoid dangerous situations on the Internet, including online predators and cyberbullying. Each month, students from registered schools learn about Internet safety as they participate in online games and activities. Upon completion, the students take an online quiz to test their knowledge. At the end of each month, three trophies (one for each school size category) are awarded to the schools with the highest scoring students on the FBI-SOS post-quiz.

For more information about the FBI-SOS program, please visit https://sos.fbi.gov.