Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart was the first school to host the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) as they kicked off National Cyber Security Awareness month. On Thursday, October 1, Director for Cybersecurity Dave Weinstein visited with Princeton Academy Middle School students to discuss the growing and evolving cyber landscape, online safety and the responsibility of all digital citizens.
“We are grateful that New Jersey’s OHSP took the time to share their knowledge and expertise with our students. At Princeton Academy, we seek to educate our boys to personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. Responsible digital citizenship is an integral part of our mission and today Mr. Weinstein inspired the young men of Princeton Academy to be leaders in this regard,” remarked Headmaster Rik Dugan.
The event was an excellent opportunity to teach students how to use the Internet safely, more securely and responsibly. Head of Middle School Kathy Humora stated, “that her students truly benefited from the presentation as technology is a major element in their lives.” Humora continued, “Mr. Weinstein emphasized the importance of balance in technology, and he advised the students to stop, think and connect as cybersecurity is a shared responsibility.”
The presentation supported Princeton Academy’s policy in modeling and teaching ethical and respectful use of technology.