DWCHS is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment for its students. In the digital age, this includes the safe use of the internet. This week, Sharifa Hajjat, eLearning Coordinator for the Higher Colleges of Technology, and Azza El Shinnawy PhD, Education and Citizenship Lead for Microsoft, gave our students an extensive instruction in internet safety. Topics included cyber-bullying, identifying legitimate web sources, and withholding personal information from strangers while online. Many of our students regularly use smart phones to communicate with their friends through a variety of social media platforms. They were instructed on the appropriate and safe use of these devices, and reminded that information posted on the internet can stay there for decades.