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Newhouse and Google Host Internet Safety Event for Sunnyside Youth

April 24, 2018
Press Release

Sunnyside, WA – On Tuesday, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Google paid a visit to Sunnyside High School to deliver the Online Safety Roadshow: How to Be Internet Awesome, an online safety assembly developed by Google for middle school students.

Rep. Newhouse participated in Tuesday’s presentation and opened the assembly by expressing the importance of online safety to the students and competing in the password faceoff challenge, where students are asked to come up with the strongest possible password.

Two Google employees delivered the 45-minute presentation, which focuses on five tips for staying safe and being smart online. They covered topics including: sharing with care, setting strong passwords, using settings on different websites and apps, identifying online scams, and being kind online.

“The internet can be an incredible tool that young people use to connect to education resources and expand their understanding of our world,” said Rep. Newhouse. “Internet safety and online identity protection are on the minds of many families. The presentation today was a great opportunity for Google to help equip young people in Central Washington with tips so that they can navigate the web safely.”

"With students having greater access to the Internet through cell phones, tablets and other devices, it is important that they learn to use these tools responsibly," said Amber Tillman, a Google spokesperson. "The Online Safety Roadshow: How to Be Internet Awesome teaches students how to be smart and safe online in today’s interconnected world."

The Online Safety Roadshow: How to Be Internet Awesome is a Google program designed to educate parents and students on how to be smart, successful and safe online. The presentation is a 45-minute assembly that teaches middle school students how to be smart about the content they share online. It focuses on important skills, including how to create a safe and memorable password, identifying phishing scams, and more.

For more tips about how to keep yourself and your family safe online, visit: g.co/beinternetawesome.