Students at learned about everything from cyber bullying to social networking to e-mail at a special ADP presentation on Cyber Safety on Dec. 16 during lunch studies. Representatives from ADP visited 14 different classrooms to educate students, asking them questions and teaching them what they need to know to be safe online.
Students received ADP balls and golf towels when they answered questions correctly.
"Remember that your computer has an address and you want to be very careful," said ADP Program Manager Trina Ford, a West Essex parent. Ford told students that their computers have an address just like a student's house. She also warned students to think twice before clicking on an unknown link.
West Essex Middle School Assistant Principal Lisa Tamburri thanked ADP for bringing this important program to West Essex.
"I believe this was a wonderful start to educating our students about cyber safety," Tamburri said. "The ADP Team presentation was informative and interactive for all students. I am pleased with our new relationship with ADP and I am looking forward to further presentations for our students at West Essex Middle School."
Several students said they also found the program very helpful.
"I learned about cyber safety and what not to do on the Internet," said seventh grader Maisie Newman of Essex Fells. "There is so much that we have to learn."
Seventh grader Will Reif of North Caldwell agreed. "I learned what not to do on the Internet so that we don't get in trouble," Will said.