1 On 1 Mentoring teaches kids on dangers of internet, cyber bullying

Published 4:08 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

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In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the 1 On 1 Mentoring program hosted a “Tricks of the Web” information session for Bainbridge and Hutto Middle School students on Friday at the Decatur County Coliseum.

Started by the National Cyber Security Division within the Department of Homeland Security and the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance, the month raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.

More than 50 students learned about the dangers the Internet can pose if you’re not careful. Being aware of how a post or text will affect others, dealing with online harassment and bullying and even protecting one’s passwords were discussed.

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The Tricks of the Web information session featured guest speaker Natalie Howard, a 2000 graduate of Bainbridge High School.

Howard spoke with students about interacting with tact, standing up to cyberbullying, as well as tricks to be aware of when downloading apps and sharing content online. Howard obtained a degree in Early Childhood Education from Albany State and loves to read and travel. One of her lifelong goals is to help students become the best version of themselves.

The 1 On 1 Mentoring program is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Decatur County.

1 On 1 mentors are positive volunteers from the community who take the time to visit their mentee on campus at least twice a month to have breakfast or lunch and a conversation.

Additionally, the 1 On 1 Mentoring program regularly hosts life skills  and other encouragement events for all program mentees throughout the academic year.

For more information, visit 1 On 1 Mentoring at www.1on1mentoring.com or on Facebook at 1on1mentoring.