Focus On Cyber Use and Safety (F.O.C.U.S)
An initiative of the Superintendent of Schools and the Maryland Attorney General’sCommunity Leadership In Cyber Knowledge and Safety or C.L.I.C.K.S. Initiative
The use of technology has changed our personal lives forever. Cyber space and all of the technological devices that allow us access to a world not readily available to many previous generations has opened minds and doors and significantly enhanced the education of our children. It is unfortunate but a true reality that the use of cyber space can be a wonderful yet extremely dangerous place for anyone who is not informed about the risks of careless access and interaction in the cyber world. Additionally, the advances made in communication and connectivity devices have created a world where you can virtually connect to cyber space from any corner of the earth.
Educating our community, to include our students and parents, in cyber safety and proper use of electronic communication devices is the objective and mission of the Focus On Cyber Use and Safety or “F.O.C.U.S.” Initiative. St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) has joined with the Office of the Attorney General of Maryland and many community partners in an effort to specifically address this issue through enhanced education and awareness of our students. Working together we can help to ensure that the children of St. Mary’s County enter the cyber world properly, safely, and fully equipped to avoid the risk and dangers associated with this incredible vast resource they call cyberspace.