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2 Apr 2006

Virginial schools to teach Internet security

A new state law forces Virginia schools to teach Internet security and safety skills to schoolchildren. The Washington Post article quotes Del. William H. Fralin Jr.: "We teach our kids not to talk to strangers. We teach our kids not to take candy. But in today's world on the Internet, not only can you be talking to strangers without supervision, but you can be talking to someone you think is not a stranger, but who is one. There needs to be some sort of basic training on that." Absolutely! [We will be encouraging the New Zealand Government to plan along exactly the same lines - the Ministry of Economic Development's discussion paper on information security strategy is open for submissions until April 13th. Have your say too!]
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