Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

National Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort centered on respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

Greenville County Schools is the first K-12 organization in the nation to be recognized as a 2014 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) Champion. As a Champion, the district is part of a prestigious group of national corporations that are leaders in online security, including Dell, Google, MetLife, Merck, Verizon, Intel Security, and Raytheon.

The GCS Information Security program focuses on security awareness and education on the topics of cyberbullying, cyberdangers, and safe technology use. The district makes age-appropriate presentations that promote general cyber security awareness, digital literacy, and responsible digital citizenry to elementary, middle, and high school students. Specific topics include safe internet use (such as privacy settings, posting your geographic location, speaking with strangers), safe device use, social networking interaction, cyber-bullying, posting of photos, and inappropriate posting.

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