Program Teaches

Safe Use of Web

To encourage students to use the Internet responsibly, the county school system will introduce the NetSmartz safety program this year.

NetSmartz will be launched at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shrevewood Elementary School, at 7525 Shreve Rd. in the Falls Church area.

NetSmartz is sponsored by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

It offers an interactive education safety program for students ages 5-17, parents, guardians, educators and law enforcement personnel.

Using games, real-life stories, activity cards and safety pledges, the NetSmartz program teaches basic rules for safe surfing in order to keep children from being victimized.

For information, call 703-246-2991 or visit

A Practice Run

for GED Exam

A free practice General Educational Development (GED) certificate test will be offered at 5 p.m. Monday in the Woodson High School cafeteria, school officials said.

The practice test takes about four hours and costs $25. It is designed to help individuals determine whether they are ready to take the official GED test.

Guidance and information on test results will be provided. Those whose scores show that they are ready to take the GED test will be able to register for it at no cost, a savings of $43.50. Those who are not ready to take the test can register for a learning lab class.

The school is at 9525 Main St., Fairfax. For information, call 703-503-6411 or e-mail

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