TX) – The T.H. Rogers School in Houston’s Galleria area has been presented with
the FBI Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Internet Challenge’s national award for April
2019. Under the guidance of Technology Applications Teacher Thomas Wilson, T.H.
Rogers students posted a 95.41, the best cumulative score in the country in the
Supervisory Special Agent Brian Grehoski and Community Outreach Specialist
Sandra Gartrell visited T.H. Rogers School today to congratulate the 82
participating students and present them with a certificate commemorating their
national achievement. The students were also treated to a celebratory ice cream
party courtesy of the FBI Houston Citizens Academy Alumni Association.
is a free initiative designed to educate third through eighth grade students
about cyber safety. All public, private, and home schools are eligible to
participate in this entertaining and educational web-based program, which can
be accessed year-round—in the classroom or at home via https://sos.fbi.gov.
website, in English and Spanish, features six grade-specific “islands.” Each
island includes seven or eight learning portals for students to visit. Using
games, videos, and interactive features, these areas address the protection of
personal information, password strength, cell phone safety, social networking,
and online gaming safety, among other topics. The videos include real-life
stories of kids who have faced cyberbullies and online predators.
students have completed all activities on their island, they are given an exam.
Each month of the academic year, schools compete for the national award in one
of three categories, determined by the number of students participating from
each school: Starfish (five to 50 participants); Stingray (51 to 100); and
Shark (more than 100).
of all ages—and even adults—can explore the site, play the games, watch the
videos, and learn about cyber safety. However, the exam used for competing can
only be taken by third to eighth grade students whose classes have been
registered by their teachers.
FBI-SOS Internet Challenge was developed with the assistance of the National
Center for Missing & Exploited Children, with input from teachers and
schools. Visit the FBI-SOS website for more information or contact the
FBI Houston Division’s Community Outreach Specialist at (713) 693-5000 or Outreach.Houston@fbi.gov.
T.H. Rogers School!