PORTLAND, Ore. – January 30, 2018 – Learning.com, a national leader in providing digital literacy solutions for students, is celebrating Safer Internet Day, February 6, 2018. By offering free resources, including lesson plans and a safety checklist, it hopes to help bridge the home-school gap and ensure students are safe online every day and everywhere. The Learning.com Safer Internet Day toolkit is available for download: http://www.learning.com/safer-internet-day/toolkit.
A special, globally-recognized day of Internet safety, Safer Internet Day serves as a call to action for everyone to play a part in creating a better Internet for all, especially the youngest users out there—students. It’s also an invitation for people of all ages to join in and engage with each other online in a respectful way to ensure a better digital experience for everyone using the Internet.
“While students may think they are tech savvy, it is critical that they are aware of the dangers of learning and playing in a digital environment. Having open conversations with them about making smart, safe online decisions helps prevent some of the negative consequences that may occur in cyberspace,” said Keith Oelrich, CEO, Learning.com. “Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to educate students and help raise awareness on February 6 and beyond.”
Learning.com is a national leader in providing digital literacy solutions that help prepare students for online assessments, school, college, and their future careers. The company offers a complete digital literacy curriculum for grades K-8 that engages students as they develop critical skills such as keyboarding, business applications, online safety, computational thinking, and coding. Founded in 1999, Learning.com currently partners with one in six U.S. school districts and serves more than 4 million students each year. The company has earned more than 30 industry awards, including ISTE 2017 Best of Show, 2017 Award of Excellence from “Tech & Learning Magazine” and “The Oregonian’s Top Workplace” for 2017 and 2016.