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Optimum West - Power to Learn Partners with Palisade High School To Teach Students How To Be Internet Smart And Delete Cyberbullying
January 11, 2012

Grand Junction, CO., January 11, 2012 - Power to Learn, Optimum's nationally-recognized initiative that integrates state-of-the-art technology into education, is now available in Colorado.  As part of the program introduction,US Representative Scott Tipton was on hand at Palisade High School to help introduce the initiative to Colorado and support the high school's "Live Above the Influence" and anti-bullying efforts.  To kick off this partnership, Power to Learn and the school held a contest for all students in grades 9-12, where students could submit a poster addressing the consequences of cyberbullying.  10 winners were determined by school personnel. Additionally, Power to Learn donated $2,000 to support Palisade High School to combat cyberbullying.

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"Technology brings our students both great power and great responsibility, it is essential that we work together as a community to teach our children best practices for living in today's digital world.  I'm excited to see Optimum working with Palisade High School to create new learning opportunities," said Representative Tipton.  "This partnership will strengthen our students' communications skills and sharpen their judgment when using technology."

"We are working with our students to teach them stand up to negative pressure and influence, and we are pleased to be partnering with Optimum to bring awareness to cyberbullying, a very serious issue teens today face.  This partnership with Optimum will help us introduce new, fun interactive lessons that will help our children learn how to act responsibly online," said Palisade High School Principal Matthew Diers.

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