“Technology is fantastic,” said Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) at Cablevision’s “Internet Smarts” presentation at the Wilton Family Y last Wednesday, Aug. 13. “It keeps families connected, and does so much good. But it can do so much bad. As adults, we expect that. It’s not fair when we expect younger children to understand all the differences.”
Sponsored by Cablevision’s “Power to Learn” year-long public service initiative, these “Internet Smarts” programs have taken place throughout the Northeast this school year, from West Nyack, N.Y., to Parsippany, N.J. “Power to Learn” is dedicated to integrating technology into education, and through it Cablevision has provided its full suite of Optimum video, high-speed Internet and digital voice-over-cable service for free to schools in the company’s service area in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.