Internet Safety: Pre-K & 1st Grade

The mouse who went surfing aloneThe Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone
In 2010, District Attorney Ferman authored and published the paperback book The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone, a cautionary tale written for children ages 5-7 to demonstrate the dangers that lurk for them on the internet.  Office personnel (including District Attorney Ferman) routinely present the story in elementary schools throughout the County, using the book as a teaching tool about internet safety for pre-K and first grade students.  The story is first read aloud, followed by a lively class discussion.  Each child usually receives a complimentary copy of the book to take home and discuss with his/her parents, thanks to a generous grant from the Verizon Foundation to Mission Kids, the non-profit child advocacy center co-founded by District Attorney Ferman.  All sales of the book benefit Mission Kids as well.

All images/material from "The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone"
Risa Vetri Ferman, and may not be used without her express written permission.

The Reporter Online 10/7/11: Safe surfing in school

Philadelphia Inquirer 4/23/11: Montgomery County D.A. writes children's book internet safety (click here)

Mouse who went surfing along
DA Ferman presents her book to children
DA Ferman reads to a class of young students
DA Ferman gets help from a student
Students and DA Ferman pose for a picture

The Intelligencer, 4/18/11: Internet safety, she wrote

The Pottstown Mercury, 4/16/11: Montco D.A. pens children's book

Montgomery News, 5/13/11: District Attorney Risa Ferman, State Senator Stewart Greenleaf read to students at Ambler Head Start, 4/24/11: A Picture Book for Internet Safety: The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone, 4/16/11: `The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone` online safety for your kids, 4/18/11: Philly-area district attorney pens safe surfing children's book, 5/4/11: This Artful Mouse Helps Navigate Potential Web Woes for Kid