#iSMART Cybersafety Presentations
Middle, High Schools

Principal Bulletin Informational

Recognizing the benefit of an interactive program, the District Attorney’s Office developed a free youth program to address issues teens face in this digital age. In collaboration with SCUSD, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento County Probation Department, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and Sacramento Police Department, #iSMART was created for students to be an active participant in the learning process.

The Internet, Social Media Awareness, Resources and Training (#iSMART) program educates teens about the dangers, risks and threats social media and the internet poses for them today, and in the future.

The interactive power point presentation is facilitated by a representative from the DA’s office and a law enforcement officer and involves multiple case scenarios, exploring topics including cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, online strangers and stalkers, and gang activity online. Throughout the scenarios, facilitators ask thought provoking questions to get students thinking and talking about what happens when you post online, how quickly it spreads, how easily predators can find them, the long term consequences and the toll it takes on the families.

#iSMART is geared towards middle and high school students, in groups of 20 to 40 and in a classroom type setting. There is also a parent and educator program that is available for participating schools.

For more information, please contact Jessica at jessica-wharton@scusd.edu or (916) 643-9076.