May 1, 2012 / News

SafetyNet® Reaches 50,000 San Diegans!

2011 saw a tremendous amount of growth with the Police Foundation’s SafetyNet® program. With today’s wired youth, the demand for the program is ever-increasing through out the San Diego region.

To date we have been able to bring this vital crime prevention program to over 41,000 San Diego middle school students and 1,045 educators in assemblies at their schools. Our classroom programs have reached over 5,000 students and 200 educators. In partnership with the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, we presented to over 4,000 area parents and foster parents. We appreciate all of the support that allows us to teach kids how to be safe online.

In 2012 SafetyNet®, Smart Cyber Choices Parent Workshop became available online at This guide allows busy parents to learn how to keep kids safe online, at their own pace and on their own schedule. To reach the greatest number of people with this important information, the eLearning Guide will be available in Spanish this Spring.

The Police Foundation is planning to embark on a mass media campaign to carry the SafetyNet message to more parents because of a marked increase in cyberbullying being observed by counselors in local schools. By continuing school assemblies, the Police Foundation will keep the program local, relevant and geared to what kids are experiencing in San Diego.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact the Police Foundation at (619) 232-2130.