In the “Internet of Everything” era, even refrigerators can go online. Knowing how to navigate the Internet safely is no longer optional. This know-how is even more crucial for children, since they are often unaware of the dangers lurking in the World Wide Web, and so that they are prepared for the digital careers of tomorrow. This need will only continue to become stronger as children increasingly utilize social media to interact with each other virtually.
In order to support the safe and responsible use of technology among students, Trend Micro’s Educational Technology Grant initiative recently gave a total contribution of more than $300,000 in cash, technology and professional services to 12 U.S. schools.
The grant recipients demonstrated their commitment to furthering education with the safe use of technology, and demonstrated their passion for promoting best technology practices for their students.
The Educational Technology Grant Initiative is part of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids & Families program, supporting its vision of creating a safe world for exchanging digital information.
Here is a list of the winning schools:
- A.N. Prtizker Elementary School, Chicago
- The Atlanta Public Schools district, Atlanta
- Davis Elementary School, Irving, Texas
- Fair Oaks Elementary School, Osseo, Minn.
- Foxborough Regional Charter School, Foxborough, Mass.
- Harrison K-8 School, Canon City, Colo.
- Newton-Lee Elementary School, Ashburn, Va.
- Point Arena High School, Point Arena, Calif.
- PS 29 John M. Harrigan School, New York
- Rio Vista Elementary School, Anaheim, Calif.
- Sappington Elementary School, St. Louis
- Young Leaders Elementary School, New York
Congratulations to our Educational Technology Grant recipients! For more information about our Educational Technology Grant initiative, keep up with us on Twitter with the hash tags #TrendGrants, #TrendK12 and #techsafe.