Neustar Celebrates Bay Area Middle School Students for Completing Digital Literacy Program
Over 50 KIPP Bayview Academy Students Honored for Technology Stewardship
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services and analytics, today hosted a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Career Event in its San Francisco office to recognize KIPP Bayview Academy scholars who successfully completed the My Digital Life program, a digital education course designed to empower young students to be responsible technology users.
Neustar joined forces with leading education technology company, EverFi, to give more than 4,000 students across California access to the My Digital Life program. During today’s event, KIPP students learned how important technology is to Neustar’s business and customers. They toured the office, met with Neustar employees who gave them a glimpse of their job responsibilities and listened to Neustar and EverFi executives speak about potential future careers in technology. A representative from Assemblymember David Chiu’s office presented the students with certificates of achievement.
“Knowing how to use technology safely and effectively will be incredibly important for these students throughout high school, in college, and in their future careers,” said Neustar President and CEO Lisa Hook. “Neustar is proud to help today’s young generation meet these challenges and to expose Silicon Valley’s future leaders to careers in the STEM field.”
Since the My Digital Life program launched, more than 125,000 students in California, Virginia and Kentucky have taken part in it. Neustar offers the digital program to schools as an incentive to teach students digital responsibility skills while highlighting careers in technology.
“Today’s students have unprecedented access to the tools of the digital age and it is important for us to help them leverage technology in the best possible way and to encourage them to consider careers in technology,” said KIPP Bayview Academy Principal Sherrye Hubbard. “We are grateful for the partnership with Neustar, which enables us to provide innovative resources and new opportunities to students in our school.”
My Digital Life is an interactive, web-based course that combines the power of cutting-edge instructional design, rich media, and real-world simulations to educate teens about technology and careers. The four-hour curriculum informs students on the “nuts and bolts” of how technology works, while placing them in virtual environments to tackle issues including privacy, security, cyber bullying, digital relationships, and the viral nature of the web.
Neustar is dedicated to safeguarding the online presence of businesses from cyber attacks and security risks. Identity is at the core of Neustar’s business, which transcends into its corporate social responsibility initiatives by educating students about the risks and rewards of technology.
KIPP Bayview Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory, public middle school located in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. Since KIPP Bayview opened its doors in 2003, it has consistently proven that with hard work and commitment, traditionally underserved students can achieve outstanding success. The school has a diverse student population: 62% African American, 23% Latino and 12% Asian.
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR) is the first real-time provider of cloud-based information services and data analytics, enabling marketing and IT security professionals to promote and protect their businesses. With a commitment to privacy and neutrality, Neustar operates complex data registries and uses its expertise to deliver actionable, data-driven insights that help clients make high-value business decisions in real time, one customer interaction at a time. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.
EverFi, Inc. is the leading education technology company focused on teaching, assessing, and certifying K-12 and college students in the critical skills they need for life. The company teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to K-12 schools. Some of America’s leading CEOs and venture capital firms are EverFi investors including Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, Twitter founder Evan Williams, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Learn more at everfi.com.