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What Does It Mean to be PTA Connected?

Parenting in the digital age is complex.

PTA Connected strives to help children act safely, responsibly and thoughtfully online.

National PTA has been a partner to parents on digital parenting topics for over 5 years, exploring in-depth the issues that are on the minds of today’s families, and connecting parents with tools, research and supports to make the best decisions for their children.

 

 

With PTA Connected, you are:


Wifi Icon Connected to programs that help PTA leaders facilitate event nights designed to increase the knowledge of digital well-being in your community.

Wifi Icon Connected with each other as we navigate and adapt together to build and grow as a digital community.

Wifi Icon Connected to best practices, expert resources and tools that provide parents with the information they are looking for on how to have conversations with their children about living a healthy and safe life online.



Parents

Are you looking for...


...tips for smart internet and social media use?

Take a look at:

Online Shopping Quick Guide (en español)

Sexting Quick Guide 

Password Security Quick Guide 


...help removing information about your child from social media or the internet?

Take a look at:

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 

Instagram's Parents Guide

Facebook Help Center

Google Help Center


...resources to give your child?

Take a look at:

Interland

Digital Safety Resources

Youth Portal

Bullying Prevention Hub

Digital Literacy Library

Cyberbullying Quick Guide (en español)


...tools to oversee your child's internet use?

Take a look at:

Family Link

Parent Portal

Common Sense Media 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 

Cybersecuirty Quick Guide (en español)


Kids

Are you looking for...


...info on copyright and creativity?

Take a look at:

Copyright Quick Guide 


...resources about social media?

Take a look at:

Instagram Quick Guide (en español)

Roblox Quick Guide (en español)


PTA Leaders

Are you looking for...


...a way to start the conversation?

Take a look at:

The Smart Talk

Facebook's Parent Portal  

Be Internet Awesome Family Guides

Connect Safely

... ways to improve connectivity and accessibility?

Take a look at:

Access

Everyone On


Teachers

Are you looking for...


...resources for your school administration?

Take a look at:

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

Technology Incident Response Tool 


...ways to incorporate this into your classroom?

Take a look at:

Teacher Center

Bullying Prevention Hub




PTA Connected Programs and Grant Opportunities




What is Digital Wellness?

Digital wellness is being aware of how you spend your time online. It includes being mindful of your online presence and footprint; how you interact with social networks, games and apps; the ways you protect your identity; and how you balance your time online within your daily life.

Understanding digital wellness helps families play, learn, connect and grow together. As our world becomes increasingly digital, the solution doesn’t lie in eliminating technology. It’s about making technology work for you and actively evaluating how you use your devices to, ultimately, better yourself and the world around you.