Build Up and Belong

PTA Connected: Build Up and Belong

National PTA has teamed up with Discord to facilitate meaningful technology discussions between teens and their parents and caregivers.  Discord is committed to doing their part to create a healthier digital environment for their users and help make Discord even better for students, teachers, and educators. The PTA Connected: Build Up and Belong program, sponsored by Discord, will help families:

  • Explore the use of technology as a communication and relationship tool.
  • Discuss ways to build belonging and positive communities in our digital world.
  • Learn how to navigate privacy and safety on digital platforms
  • Have interactive family conversations about online scenarios, experiences and expectations. 

PTA Connected + Discord

Build Belonging Today!

For PTAs


Does your PTA want to host an interactive real-time PTA Connected: Build Up and Belong program, either in-Person or at-Home? Do you want to give families the options for self-paced learning? Do you want to do both? Whatever format you choose, these program resources can help your PTA plan, promote, and host an experience that fosters positive relationships and build belonging in our digital world.

PTA Connected provides you with flyers, volunteer forms, an event planning checklist, email templates, sample agendas, evaluation forms and more. Use the materials in this toolkit to make planning and executing your event simple, easy and fun. Click to expand each section and download materials to help you host a PTA Connected: Build Up and Belong program.

For Families


Before you create an account, we encourage you to check out these resources, for an overview of what Discord is and the safety tools and resources available to parents and teens.

About Discord
PTA Connected + Discord

Discord is a voice, video and text communications service on a mission to create space for everyone to find belonging. With over 150 million monthly active users across 19 million servers, Discord helps friends and communities of all sizes come together to hang out and explore their interests—from art projects and family trips to homework and shared hobbies. It's a home for communities of any size, but it's most widely used by small and active groups of people who talk regularly. The vast majority of servers are private, invite-only spaces for groups of friends and communities to stay in touch and spend time together. There are also larger, more open communities, generally centered around specific topics such as popular games like Minecraft and Fortnite.