Students at Bridge City Intermediate School and Bridge City Middle School participated in an interactive cyber safety presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Mark Sequin, TBG Solutions, used straight talk mixed with humor to encourage students to think about the importance of keeping safe and protecting their privacy. Students learned that “free” does not always mean free, because free apps can cost you your privacy. The presentation also included information on cyber bullying and how to report and react to it. There was time for discussion on cyber citizenship, losing control of what you post, and thinking before you post on the Internet. Students learned that Internet postings have a fifty year lifespan on the Internet. Examples were shown of students losing control of information, scholarships, and other opportunities because of inappropriate postings. This was a successful presentation and a great chance to create safer digital citizens.

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