Verizon last week awarded the San Diego Police Foundation a $50,000 grant to further the foundation's SafetyNet: Smart Cyber Safety Choices program.
The program works to teach children how to safely navigate the web by focusing on cyber bullying, responsible online behavior and other cyber-safety issues. The grant enables the foundation to expand the program nationwide.
Working with the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, SDPF will conduct 10 seminars a year educating middle-school children and parents on safe and responsible online and wireless communications use.
“We’ve built this partnership on the values of collaboration, education and open communication between parents, children and teachers,” said Lowell Handy, Verizon Wireless director of network operations. “Together, we’ll help kids, teachers and parents create the kind of digital experiences that are right for them and their families.”
Founded by Mayor Jerry Sanders, The San Diego Police Foundation serves as a liaison between law enforcement and those it protects. Funded through grants and individual contributions, the foundation offers communities security equipment, training, and community relations programs