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Let's Create a Kinder Online World Together

When technology is used to create kindness, it can:

  • Make people feel happy, joyful and hopeful
  • Bring people together and build community
  • Inspire others to be kind

Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day (Feb. 8, 2022) is an international education and awareness-raising effort, celebrated in over 100 countries. Led by ConnectSafely 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. 

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National PTA Safer Internet Week Events

National PTA is proud to support the goals of Safer Internet Day by hosting digital learning experiences throughout the week of Feb. 7-11, 2022 to teach PTAs leaders, students, parents and caregivers how to talk about technology and use it to spread kindness and build community.

This interactive series will include something for every PTA leader, member and family. You can attend each session or pick the one that’s right for you.

Schedule of Events 

Monday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Safer Internet Week Kick Off Celebration - Sponsored by NortonLifeLock
Best for: PTA Leaders

Speaker: Paige Hanson – Cyber Safety Education Chief; NortonLifeLock, Larry Magid – CEO, ConnectSafely; Carrie Neill - PTA Connected Ambassador, National PTA

Hear from ConnectSafely, National PTA and NortonLifeLock about all the great things happening during Safer Internet Week and the new PTA Connected resources created to help families stay on the same page about digital safety and citizenship. This event is sponsored by NortonLifeLock.

 

Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 p.m. EDT (National PTA Safer Internet Day)


Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World
Best for: Parents and Caregivers

Speakers: Richard Culatta – CEO, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); LeeAnn Lindsey – Managing Partner, Edvolve;  

Moderator: Carrie Neill - PTA Connected Ambassador, National PTA 

Parents will learn about a positive framework to help prepare their kids to be successful in a digital world and learn how the Smart Talk can families talk about online behavior.

National PTA Resources 
 

Wednesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Student Panel: How Teens Create Digital Spaces for Belonging. Sponsored by Discord.
Best for: Teenagers ages 13-18 and their parents or caregivers

Speakers: Discord Teen Moderators; Liz Hegarty - Policy Manager for Teen Safety, Discord; Carrie Neill - PTA Connected Ambassador, National PTA

Discord’s teen moderators will share how they create space to share their authentic selves, support one another online, and protect their digital well-being. 

National PTA Resources 

 

Thursday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m. EDT


Stop, Think, Decide, Act: Navigating Important Conversations About Online Safety. Sponsored by TikTok.
Best for: Parents and caregivers of teenagers 13-18

Panelists: Kristelle Lavallee - Senior Content Strategist, Digital Wellness Lab; Carrie Neill - PTA Connected Ambassador, National PTA; Billy Perry - TikTok Creator, (@billyvsco)

Moderator: Tracy Elizabeth - Trust & Safety Outreach, TikTok

Parents will learn about strategies and resources to support them in having ongoing conversations about online safety and TikTok’s safety features.   



Host a Safer Internet Day Event

Want to host your own Safer Internet Day event? Our PTA Connected programs provide free education and resources to help PTAs lead conversations in your school community during Safer Internet Week about using technology safety, responsibly and kindly, and get families talking about their online lives more. 

Create with Kindness

The Smart Talk

Be Internet Awesome

Help Us Spread the Word

PTAs can spread the word about Safer Internet Week to families in your communities.  This promotional toolkit has sample messaging and graphics for each day of the week.


Use these Virtual Backgrounds for your Next Video

Use these complimentary virtual backgrounds when you join our events to celebrate Safer Internet Week!

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Sponsors

National PTA is proud to partner with Connect Safely and our PTA Connected Sponsors to help make Safer Internet Day a success.

Connect Safely

NortonLifeLock

TikTok

Discord