On May 6, 2019, Lakewood PTA hosted a workshop for parents to address concerns surrounding how to raise children in a connected world and share ideas and resources to help keep children safe online. The event featured parent-to-child discussions on topics like developing healthy online habits as well as interactive sessions to practice skills that keep children safe online. Families left the event with tools to establish an open, ongoing dialogue about their online lives and experiences.
Lakewood PTA is one of 200 local PTAs nationwide selected to receive a PTA Connected Digital Families Community Event grant from National PTA and Facebook. Part of National PTA’s new PTA Connected initiative, the Digital Families Community Event with Facebook gives parents access to resources, answers to questions about online safety and digital citizenship, information to help facilitate discussions at home, and the tools to create an action plan for the future.
Larry Klein, Mayor of Sunnyvale and Swapanthi S. Mandalika, Field Representative with Congressman Ro Khanna’s office shared a few words about the ever-changing world of technology and how important it is to teach digital safety. Larry Magid, President, and CEO of Connect Safely, and Karuna Nain, Safety Policy Manager for Facebook then shared a variety of tips for families.
Article submitted by Lakewood PTA.