Safer Internet Day

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Raise Awareness about Internet Safety

Safer Internet Day is an international education and awareness-raising effort, celebrated in over 100 countries on Feb. 11, 2020. The day brings communities together to address online issues such as cyberbullying and social networking for a safer and better internet.

Hosted by Connect Safely, Safer Internet Day features events for parents, students and educators to discuss trending digital issues and empower them to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.

National PTA is proud to continue the conversation throughout the month of February, by connecting PTA members, parents, students and educators from across the country to discuss top concerns about raising kids in the digital age.

Mother and Daughter with Digital Tablet

Together with our sponsors and partners—Life360, Google and Symantec—we’ve developed shareable resources to answer your burning questions about technology’s role in the way we parent, teach and communicate.

Find Answers to Questions like:

  • How can families keep each other safe?

  • How can we empower children to be mindful of their own online privacy?

  • How can parents’ model safe online behaviors for their children?

We encourage PTAs to join these important conversations so we can work together to create a safe and responsible digital community. Host or take part in a Safer Internet Day event near you.

Watch Live!

­­Tune in on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. EST for a live stream of this year’s Safer Internet Day National Event.

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Safer Internet Day Events

2020 Vision: Looking Back and Looking Forward, Envisioning the Decade Ahead

This year’s venue for Safer Internet Day events is the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Cailf. This venue is meant to remind us that we are all taking part in the evolution of technology and how technology affects our species and planet. Knowing our history with technology is important as we plan for challenges of this new decade.

Host a Safer Internet Day Event

Check out The Smart Talk to host an event at your elementary school or the Parenting Go Guide to host an event at any school level.  Our toolkits are full of resources to help start conversations in your family and community about how we can all work together to safely and effectively use digital devices and interact online.

The Smart Talk

Parenting Go Guide

Attend a Safer Internet Day Event

Don’t miss out on any of the Safer Internet Day festivities! There will be a video contest, student activities and so much more. Check out the full event agenda for Safer Internet Day.

With over 160 PTAs hosting events across the country, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. Check out where you can attend an event in your community. Don’t see an event near you? Talk to your Local PTA Leaders about hosting an event!

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

Connect Safely

Life 360