TDS to hold Internet Safety Program at Santa Clara Elementary, Utah

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Hundreds of students will learn how to Be Safe Online during a high-energy, educational program at Santa Clara Elementary on Monday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.

With children and teens spending more time than ever watching or using screens, TDS  Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is offering an internet safety program to keep them safe. The program will educate families on internet safety and include tips on smart internet use.

With its Be Safe Online program TDS is partnering with Utah Tech University students to spread the word to young students about safe internet habits.

“Elementary school students will learn about internet safety in a fun and engaging way,” said Wendi Bulkley, associate manager of Field Marketing. “During the week, they receive educational handouts with online safety tips and topics to encourage family conversations. Students are asked to sign a safety pledge and when they return the form to school, they receive a free t-shirt with internet safety messaging on the shirt. During the assembly, students will be taught a memorable rap song to help them remember these safety principles.”

·         WHAT:  Be Safe Online assembly program with Utah Tech University student athletes

·         LOCATION: Santa Clara Elementary School, 2950 Crestview Dr., Santa Clara, Utah

·         WHEN: Monday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m.

Throughout the 2022-23 school year, the Be Safe Online program is planned for 28 elementary schools in Southern Utah. Schools will host a week-full of activities during the schools-designated Internet Safety Week. The program concludes with a high-energy, music-filled all-school assembly.

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 | cheryl.mccollum@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,100 rural and suburban communities across the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 2 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,100 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

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