New York City - Sixth Graders At Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy Show Off Their Internet Smarts To Peers And Special Guests Including New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein
June 8, 2012
Riverdale, NY, June 8, 2012 - Power to Learn, along with New York State Senator Jeffrey Klein and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz recognized 6th grade ELA students at Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy (MS/HS 141) who are now certified as Internet Smart. After welcoming remarks by Principal Lori O'Mara and Cablevision Vice President of Government Affairs Dan Ahouse, Senator Klein and Assemblyman Dinowitz spoke about the importance of Internet safety. Teacher Michael LePetit then discussed the students' use of Internet Smarts and introduced presenting students who tackled the topics of Cyberbullying Prevention, Identity Protection and Digital Permanence through seven skits which included a mock game show, a video, a rap song, a mock Jeopardy! skit and more. At the close of the event, Senator Klein signed a large Internet Smarts certificate for the school and participating students signed a large Internet Safety Awareness pledge.
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"I'd like to congratulate each of the students involved in the Internet Smarts presentations. All of the skits were creative, insightful and entertaining," said Senator Klein. "The Internet is such an integral part of the lives of young people today that it is vital they understand how to navigate the web safely and the possible repercussions of online bullying."
Assemblyman Dinowitz said, "Each of the topics presented today was timely and important, especially for young people. Thanks to Cablevision's Power to Learn, the students here can better understand how to handle themselves in an online environment."