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  • School News

    Posted by Renee' King at 7/28/2016

    School Supplies

    Please make sure your child's school supplies are labeled!

     


    Bus Routes

    Bus routes have been updated

     


    Important Dates

    May 8th - 12th

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

     

    May 17th

    $1.00 Jean Day

     

    May 23rd

    Pre K (Last Day) Program 8:30 AM

    Kindergarten (Last Day) Program 9:30 AM

     

    May 24th

    $1.00 Jean Day

     

    May 26th

    Pick up Report Cards

     

     

     

     

     

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Character Counts!

  • May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017

    Posted by Gidget Everitt at 5/19/2017

    For Students:  "Summertime is always the best of what might be."  -Charles Bowden

     

    For Staff:  "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."  -Celia Thaxter

     

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SMP CyberSAFE

  • What Do You Know About Cybersecurity?

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 4/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

    The Pew Research Center has created a quiz to measure what people know about basic online issues. Before you read any further, I invite you to take the quiz yourself:  http://www.pewinternet.org/quiz/cybersecurity-knowledge/   (By the way, we've talked about all of these issues as part of this CyberSafe blog.)

    This quiz points out how complicated cybersecurity is. Only 20% of the initial 1055 respondents answered more than 8 of the 13 questions correctly, and only 1% received a perfect score. 

    According to the survey's initial results, most people could recognize that a strong password includes upper and lower case letters, numerals, and does not contain a word in the dictionary.  Likewise, most people know that public WiFi--even when it is password protected--is not safe for sensitive activities like banking.

    So, where are the gaps in our knowledge?

    • Only half of the respondents could correctly identify a phishing attack.
    • Nearly 60% did not realize that an internet service provider (ISP) can still see the sites they access when they are using "private browsing" mode.
    • Only 33% knew that the "s" in any URL beginning with "https://" indicates that the traffic on that site is encrypted to protect data.

    Equally concerning, a significant number of respondents answered "not sure" to many questions.  More than 50% of respondents were "not sure" about the private browsing questions and the "https://" question, and 70% or more were not sure what a botnet or a VPN connection could do.

    Is there a difference in responses based on age or education? Yes, those who had higher levels of education did slightly better on the quiz. However, on several questions, users aged 65 and older were just as knowledgeable as those ages 18-29.  In fact, 18-to 29-year olds answered 6 out of 13 questions correctly, while those 65 or older answered 5 out of 13 correct answers. 

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  • SMP CyberSAFE Archives

    Posted by Susan Dupre at 1/13/2016

    CyberSAFE
    See past postings at the SMP CyberSAFE archives page.

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