Microsoft and non-profit Internet safety foundation i-SAFE America have teamed up to create i-LEARN Online, an on-demand system for Internet safety education. The two organizations hope the system will enable teachers and students to learn about how to increase Internet safety and security through any computer with Internet access.
The i-LEARN Online program will give adults and kids access to i-SAFE’s free Internet safety lessons, providing teachers and parents with tools to educate others about safe and responsible use of the Internet.
The program is composed of six online education video modules, which address personal safety, cyber-community issues, cyber-predator identification, cyber-security, intellectual property and community outreach. Each module is designed to educate the user to effectively combat cyber-crime.
The i-MENTOR Training Network is also included in the program. These modules help empower students to take their knowledge of Internet safety into the real world to educate friends, peers and family and community members.
Technology brings benefits to millions of people around the world; however, it can also present new safety challenges so we need to equip our children to navigate the online world more safely and securely, said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of the security technology unit at Microsoft.