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Google’s Be Internet Awesome with PTA Connected

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


Congratulations to the 75 local PTAs who received $1,000 in funding and materials and the 18 state/district/council/regional PTAs who received $5,000 in funding and materials to host Be Internet Awesome Family Workshops in their school communities during the 2019-2020 school year. Check out the 2019 Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop Grantees!



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!

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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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