National PTA to Host Virtual Digital Safety Events to Help Families Take Charge of Their Digital Lives

In celebration of Safer Internet Day , National PTA is hosting an entire week of live, virtual events Feb. 8-12. The virtual events and National PTA’s celebration of Safer Internet Day are part of the association’s PTA Connected initiative and are designed to help families, PTAs and school communities take charge of their digital lives and create a safer, kinder, more inclusive online community together.

“Safer Internet Day is an international education and awareness-raising effort to promote safer and more responsible use of digital devices and online technology, especially for children and youth,” said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA. “With so many aspects of our daily lives now conducted digitally, it’s more important than ever that we do so in a way that’s safe, kind and inclusive. Safer Internet Day is the perfect time for families to evaluate their online habits and do a refresh of online safety tips and best practices. It is also a time for communities to join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all.”

Here are the virtual events National PTA will be hosting with the association’s PTA Connected sponsors and nonprofit partners during its week-long celebration of Safer Internet Day. The interactive series includes something for everyone—kids, families, PTA leaders and teachers.

 

Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. EST

The Internet Starts with “I” and Ends with “T”

Facebook live hosted by National PTA and ConnectSafely, the official North American host of Safer Internet Day

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. EST

Real Conversations with Families About Digital Kindness

Zoom event hosted by National PTA

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. EST

Helping Families Navigate Technology

Google Meet hosted by Google

 

Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. EST

The Ultimate School Assembly

TikTok livestream hosted by TikTok

 

Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. EST

Have the Smart Talk

Zoom event hosted by National PTA and NortonLifeLock

 

In addition to hosting the virtual events, National PTA will also share digital safety resources and toolkits throughout the week on social media using #SaferInternetDay and at PTA.org/SaferInternet.

For more information about National PTA’s celebration of Safer Internet Day and to register for the events, visit PTA.org/SaferInternet.