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Miami Area Middle School Wins National FBI-SOS Internet Challenge

G.W. Carver Middle School in Miami, Florida won the September 2009 FBI-SOS Internet Challenge, a monthly internet safety contest for 5th-8th graders that is backed by Nova Southeastern University and the FBI.

PRLog - Oct. 13, 2009 - DAVIE, Fla. -- Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, Fla. – A group of 716 students from G.W. Carver Middle School in Miami, Florida scored the highest in the nation on the September edition of the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge, an internet safety program backed by Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  

These students clicked their way to first place by studying internet safety information on pre-screened websites and performing the best on the FBI-SOS post-quiz. As FBI-SOS Internet Challenge champions, students receive the FBI-SOS National Trophy and a visit from the FBI. The official award ceremony will take place at 9:45am on October 15th at G.W. Carver Middle School, located at 4901 Lincoln Drive, Miami, Florida 33133.

The FBI-SOS Internet Challenge is administered at NSU's Fischler School of Education and Human Services and is designed to provide middle school students with knowledge about how to avoid dangerous situations on the internet, specifically internet predators. The monthly program is free and available to middle schools nationwide.

To date, approximately 46,000 middle school students in 35 states have participated in the FBI-SOS Internet Challenge.

For more information about the FBI-SOS program, please log on to www.fbi-sos.org.

About Fischler School of Education and Human Services at NSU: Serving more than 15,000 students in approximately 40 countries, Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services is one of the largest schools of education at an accredited university in the United States. When we opened our doors more than 35 years ago, we shattered the barriers of traditional learning, causing a ripple effect that can still be felt today. Online, on-site, or on our modern, 18-acre campus in North Miami Beach, Florida, our ideas, our approach, and our programs—found nowhere else in the nation—inspire our students to inspire the people around them to move the world.

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University is a dynamic fully accredited institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 26,000 students and is the sixth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The university awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences. For more information, visit www.nova.edu.

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The FBI-SOS Internet Challenge, a monthly educational internet safety contest for 5th-8th graders, is backed by Nova Southeastern University and the FBI. Please visit www.fbi-sos.org for more information.

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