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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.

Celebrated Worldwide

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Safer Internet Day is an international education and awareness-raising effort, celebrated in over 100 countries on Feb. 9, 2021. 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

WHO: Use Facebook to Your PTA’s Advantage, sponsored by Facebook (Best for: PTA leaders)

WHAT: Learn how to use Facebook to better connect with your PTA membership and school community.

WHERE: National PTA Facebook Live


Tuesday, February 9

WHO: National PTA Presents Safer Internet Day: Real Conversations with Families About Digital Kindness (Best for: Everyone!)

WHAT: Families will share their experiences with online exclusion, racism or bullying, conversations they’ve had within their families about these experiences, and advice for creating a kinder, more inclusive online community.

WHERE: National PTA Zoom Meeting


Wednesday, February 10

WHO: Gaming Safely, sponsored by Google. (Best for: Families of elementary school-aged students)

WHAT: Learn how to stay safe while gaming; participate in a National Interland Game Night.

WHERE: Google Meets; Interland Game


Thursday, February 11

WHO: The Ultimate School Assembly, sponsored by TikTok (Best for: Middle and high school students, PTSA members)

WHAT: Hear from TikTok creators how they stay safe in their everyday online interactions.



Friday, February 12

WHO: Have The Smart Talk, sponsored by NortonLifeLock. (Best for: Everyone!)

WHAT: 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.

WHERE: National PTA Zoom Meeting

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! There will be giveaways, fun activities and so much more. 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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National PTA is proud to partner with Connect Safely and our PTA Connected Sponsors to help make Safer Internet Day a success.

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