Founded in 1998, i-SAFE America Inc. is the leader in Internet safety education. Available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Department of Defense schools located across the world, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible. The goal is to educate students on how to avoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior. i-SAFE accomplishes this through dynamic K-12 curriculum and community outreach programs to parents, law enforcement, and community leaders. It is the only Internet safety foundation to combine these elements.
Since its inception, i-SAFE America has revolutionized the way the world looks at Internet safety education. In this day and age everyone knows students can explore the marvels of the world and travel to the most intelligent realms of our galaxy on the Internet. But many do not know if students are not aware, they can become entrapped in the darkest most detestable realms of the human imagination. Concerned people now realize awareness and true safety online is not found in software filters – it is found in education and community support. Educated people realize true education and community support is found within i-SAFE America.
Recently, Officer Sue Boisse (School Resource Officer), Officer Thomas Wellman and Officer Gil Bechtel (Computer Crimes) completed an i-SAFE “train the trainer” instructional course hosted by the Bristol County Sheriffs Office. These officers will now educate fellow officers and teachers as instructors in the i-SAFE program. They will also be teaching internet safety to the students in the Attleboro school system.