Memphis, TN – On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020, the FBI Memphis Field Office will recognize students at Richview Middle School in Clarksville, Tennessee, for winning the National FBI Safe Online Surfing (FBI-SOS) award at 7:45am.
Students in Heather Stanley’s computer literacy classes scored a composite score of 89.72 percent to win the November 2019 award in the Sharks category (100+ participants).
For the month of November 2019, a total of 142,915 students at 2,156 schools in 54 states and U.S. territories participated in the FBI-SOS Program.
In November, when the 131 students at Richview Middle School posted their composite national-winning score, a total of 142,915 students took the exam nationwide to compete for one of the three monthly participation awards.
Open to all public, private, and home schools nationwide, the FBI-SOS initiative is a free, age-appropriate, competitive, and fun online program that promotes cyber citizenship and teaches students in third through eighth grades how to recognize and respond to online dangers-like Internet predators and cyberbullying-and covers topics such as social networking and gaming safety.
Every month during the school year, the FBI recognizes the top-scoring schools in each of its three size categories, based on the number of students participating from each school.
The FBI-SOS Internet Challenge was developed with the assistance of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and with the input of teachers and school administrators. Anyone-young or old, in the U.S. or worldwide-can complete the activities on the FBI-SOS website.
The testing and competition, however, are only open to students in grades 3-8 at public, private, or home schools in the United States or its territories.