HISD expands laptop program, unveils cyber safety website

HOUSTON – More students are about to plug in and power up thanks to an HISD program that aims to give all it's high school students their own laptop. This is the second wave of the rollout.

Twenty one campuses are getting the laptops this year with a goal that all students get one by the end of next year.

Teachers are also being trained on how to teach teens the importance of being mindful of their digital footprint.

We want all of our students to take advantage of the powerful technology that fills their lives both at school and at home, and this includes making good digital decisions," said HISD Chief Technology Officer Lenny Schad. "But in order to make wise choices, kids must know how the digital world works, and so must our parents and educators."

HISD also unveiled a new cyber safety website with tips on how to talk to your kids about these issues.

"Keeping our students safe is the top priority of the HISD Police Department, and that extends beyond the four walls of the classroom and the neighborhoods surrounding our schools," said HISD Police Chief Robert Mock. "This new website will help students and parents understand that a few bad clicks on a computer or cell phone

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