Governor promotes Internet safety (4/8/10)

Gov. Jim Douglas talked to third and fourth grade Williston Central School students about Internet safety on March 31. Douglas spoke about the “three keeps,” telling students to keep personal information safe, keep away from Internet strangers and keep telling parents about everything they see on the Internet.


    Observer photo by Stephanie Choate
Gov. Jim Douglas addresses third and fourth grade students at Williston Central School on March 31. Douglas spoke to the students about Internet safety.

Douglas’ wife, Dorothy, read the book “Faux Paw Goes to the Games,” a story about balancing computer time and real life activities.

“It was an opportunity to talk to some students about the great benefits of the Internet, but also what they should look out for, and safe and healthy practices online,” said David Coriell, spokesman for the governor’s office. “It’s an important message to always reinforce.”

Gov. Douglas and his wife, Comcast and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, a national coalition of community leaders working to improve Internet safety for youth, have partnered to bring Internet safety resources to schools, including Faux Paw books and activity ideas.


— Stephanie Choate, Observer staff