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A Be Internet Awesome (BIA) Event is an interactive night where families engage with one another in meaningful conversations about raising children in an online world.

 

With Be Internet Awesome, expect to:


Wifi IconParticipate in a short whole-group presentation where the Five Pillars of Be Internet Awesome are shared and goals are set to foster parent-child interaction and to empower parents with resources and research. 

Wifi Icon Select one of the five breakout sessions to attend as a family: Be Internet Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, or Brave. These sessions are designed to facilitate intimate conversations among families within the community.

Wifi Icon Hear and learn from one another during the wrap-up. A spokesperson from each breakout session shares the insight from the small groups and together the school community makes a commitment to take what they learned back to their homes.

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2019 PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant, Sponsored by Google


Apply now through Sept. 8 for the PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grant, sponsored by Google.

You could be among 75 local PTAs who receive $1,000 in funding and materials, OR one of up to 20 state/district/council/regional PTAs who receive $5,000 in funding and materials to host Be Internet Awesome Family Workshops in their school community during the 2019-2020 school year.

Grant Program Requirements

As a local PTA grantee, you will be required to:

  • Attend online training to learn how to present and facilitate a Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop
  • Host one Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop in your school community between November 2019 and May 31, 2020
    • To qualify as a Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop, your event must use the provided presentation and facilitate breakout sessions covering each of the five areas of Be Internet Awesome (Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, Brave).
  • Encourage event attendees to take an online post event survey
  • Complete a Program Leader Feedback Form within two weeks of your event
  • Submit three pictures of your event to National PTA
  • Use the communication tools provided in the toolkit to share your event story with your local community and National PTA

As a state/district/council/regional grantee, you will be required to:

  • Attend online trainings to learn how to present and facilitate a Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop
  • Work in partnership with local units to host three Be Internet Awesome Family Workshops in your school community between November 2019 and May 31, 2020
    • To qualify as a Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop, your event must use the provided presentation and facilitate breakout sessions covering each of the five areas of Be Internet Awesome (Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind, Brave)
  • Apply to present a workshop on family digital safety during your state convention or state leadership conference
  • Encourage event attendees to take an online post event survey
  • Complete a Program Leader Feedback Form within two weeks of your final event
  • Submit three pictures of each event to National PTA (12 total pictures)
  • Share your event story using the following communications plans. National PTA will provide training and templates for you to use in all three plans.
  • Social Media Plan
    • 12 total social media posts on the medium of your choice (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, tikTok); two posts will advertise each event and one post will be a follow-up after each event
    • You will provide a schedule of anticipated posts to National PTA for promotion in advance and will submit screenshots of the posts to fulfill this requirement
  • Email Outreach Plan
    • 12 total e-mails sent, two emails will advertise each event and one email will be sent after each event as a follow-up
    • You will provide a screenshot of each email and any available email metrics (number of emails sent, email open rate, email click rate, etc.) to fulfill this requirement
  • Local Media Outreach Plan
    • You will alert your local media to each of the three events via a press release and media advisory
    • You will submit at least one link to local press coverage to National PTA to fulfill this requirement
Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

Your PTA can apply for as many grants as you’d like, but you can only receive one grant in each program area (PTA Connected, STEM + Families, Healthy Lifestyles or Family Reading Experience) per school year.

If you won the Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop grant last year, you ARE eligible to win again this year. 

National PTA is committed to promoting and encouraging many types of diversity and inclusion as part of our commitment to every child. In addition to evaluating the merits of each application, we may also consider geography, need and other criteria to ensure a robust and diverse pool of grantees.

Apply Now



Planning Toolkit

PTA Connected provides you with flyers, volunteer forms, an event planning overview, email templates, sample agendas, evaluation forms and much more.

All of these resources will make planning and executing your event simple, easy and fun. Check them out below!

Promoting



Wrap Up

Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop



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About the PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Program

Be Internet AwesomeThe PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome program is designed to help families establish digital well-being from a young age. It’s most appropriate for elementary school PTAs, but would also be a great program for upper grade PTSAs to host in partnership with other schools in their area for older students to log volunteer hours.

The goal of a Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop is to create an interactive event where families engage with one another in meaningful conversations about raising children in an online world. Using the Be Internet Awesome Family Guidesprovided presentations and facilitator guides; your PTA will help parents create a shared understanding of what it means to Be Internet Smart, Alert, Strong, Kind and Brave.

Attendees will also be introduced to free tools, such as Google’s Family Link, that support healthy online habits by providing parents with ways to view their child’s online activity, manage their apps and set limits on screen time.



Parent Resources

For help navigating the digital world with your family or classroom, bookmark the following websites:

Be Internet Awesome

Sé genial en Internet

Interland 

Family Link

Digital Wellbeing

Digital Safety 

Check out PTA.org/Connected throughout the year for new and exciting programs and resources from National PTA to help your family grow in the digital space.



Be Internet Awesome family workshops are a part of the PTA Connected initiative made possible with the support of a founding sponsorship from Google. National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service. No endorsement of Google is implied.

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