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It’s Time to Take Charge of Our Digital Life

Let’s face it—daily life for most of us looks radically different than it did last year. Virtual classrooms, working from home, video calls with doctors, limited social gatherings and other public safety precautions have been implemented to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across our country.

With so many aspects of our lives going digital, it’s more important than ever to do so in a way that’s safe, kind and inclusive. So National PTA is proud to invite you to join in our Safer Internet Day Celebrations, Feb. 8-12, 2021! This is the perfect time to evaluate your family’s online habits and get a refresh on digital safety and security best practices.

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Celebrated Worldwide

Safer Internet Day (Feb. 9, 2021) is an international education and awareness-raising effort, celebrated in over 100 countries. Led by Connect Safely in the United States, it’s a day to bring communities together to discuss challenges families face navigating the digital world, and empowers them to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.



National PTA Safer Internet Week

National PTA is proud to support the goals of Safer Internet Day by hosting an entire week of digital safety experiences February 8-12, 2021 to help PTAs and families create a safer, kinder, more inclusive online community together.

This interactive series will include something for everyone—PTA leaders, teachers and family members—including kids! You can attend all our sessions or pick the one that’s right for you.

 

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. EDT

Recording Now Available

The Internet Starts with "I" and Ends with "T" (Sponsored by Facebook)
Best for: PTA leaders

Hear what ConnectSafely and National PTA are doing to help PTAs and families stay safe, kind and inclusive online during Safer Internet Week and throughout the year.


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Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. EDT

Recording Now Available

National PTA’s Safer Internet Day: Real Conversations with Families about Digital Kindness 
Best for: everyone!

Families share their experiences with online exclusion, racism and bullying, conversations they have had within their families about these experiences, and advice for creating a kinder, more inclusive online community.


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Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. EDT

Recording Now Available

Workshop: Helping Families Navigate Technology (Sponsored by Google)
Best for: families of elementary school-aged students

Join us in celebrating Safer Internet Day with the Google Families Team to discuss programs, products, and tools to help families stay safer while using games, apps. While we chat, your kids will be invited to play Interland, a fun game to help kids become a confident explorer of the digital world.


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Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. EDT

Recording Now Available

The Ultimate School Assembly (Sponsored by TikTok)
Best for: middle and high school students and families, PTSA members

Everyone’s on TikTok these days! Join in to hear how TikTok creator, Ms. Frost, protects her family's personal information and stay safe online, and how you can do the same with your kids.

Alexis Frost is Bay Area teacher, mom, advocate and creator. With 14 years teaching experience in Math and Science, Alexis brings her enthusiasm and creativity to life on her TikTok.


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Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m. EDT

Recording Now Available

Have The Smart Talk (Sponsored by NortonLifeLock)
Best for: everyone!

Learn about online safety risks, how to create effective digital safety community partnerships, and how The Smart Talk can help your family determine online values, set privacy boundaries and stay better connected.




Host a Safer Internet Day Event

Check out the current PTA Connected programs for a variety of free, ready-to-go event planning toolkits and ideas you can use to plan and host your own Safer Internet Day event.

All PTA Connected programs provide resources to help start conversations with your family and community about how we can all work together to use digital devices safely and effectively as we interact online. Some programs are ideal for younger audiences, others are best for older audiences, and still others are great for everyone! 

Social Video & Teens

The Smart Talk

Digital Families

Be Internet Awesome

Join Us for Our Safer Internet Day Events

Don’t miss out on the Safer Internet Day festivities! PTAs can spread the word on social media with our Communications Toolkit which includes sample messaging, templates and graphics for each day of the week.

Sign up for our PTA Weekend Update e-newsletter to receive the latest information. Plus, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok to make sure you never miss out. 

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Use these Virtual Backgrounds for your Next Video

Use these complimentary virtual backgrounds when you join our events to celebrate Safer Internet Week!

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Sponsors

National PTA is proud to partner with Connect Safely and our PTA Connected Sponsors to help make Safer Internet Day a success.

Connect Safely

Lifelock

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Google

TikTok

Access from AT&T