Optimum West - Helena, MT - Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger Joins With Helena School District To Launch "Expect Respect" Initiative With Optimum's Power To Learn
October 6, 2011
Thursday, October 6 - Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger and Helena Public Schools Superintendent Keith Meyer were on hand to help introduce Optimum's Power to Learn initiative to Montana at an "Expect Respect" parents' workshop hosted by the Helena Public Schools. Parents were encouraged to attend to learn how they can work with children and their teachers to educate themselves about the safe and appropriate uses of technology. A special videotaped message from Attorney General Steve Bullock started the program, after which Optimum's VP for Education Trent Anderson presented a slide show presentation based on Power to Learn's Delete Cyberbullying Initiative. Additionally, Power to Learn donated $5,000 to Helena Public Schools to help combat cyberbullying in conjunction with their "Expect Respect" campaign.
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"It is important to teach children how to make good choices and help them combat bullying. Together in partnership with the Helena Public Schools and Power to Learn in Montana we can help delete cyberbullying," said Attorney General Bullock.
"I am pleased that local schools in Montana are now able to take advantage of the many benefits offered by Optimum's Power to Learn. Advances in technology promise a brighter future for our children, but it is also important to teach them how to embrace these advances responsibly and respectfully," said Lieutenant Governor Bohlinger.
"We would like to thank Power to Learn for their work helping to delete cyberbullying and their support for our 'Expect Respect' campaign. Power to Learn's offer to provide free technology for Montana schools and support for teachers and parents help to ensure the safe and appropriate use of technology in today's digital world," said Superintendent Meyer.