In order to address tech-related challenges, from online safety and bullying prevention, to digital and news literacy, Facebook announced a new collaboration with National PTA to conduct a series of 200 community safety events around the US. These Digital Families Community Events are designed to help families .
Facebook planned to conduct the events in all 50 states, are part of a grant program open to all PT. To get the benefits of Digital Families Community Events, Local PTAs can apply now for a grant to host an event. Thus, to conduct the event, hosts will receive a unique training on online safety so they can further extend the impact of these events. Visit pta.org/connected/digitalfamilies to learn more.
In a similler events by Facebook, Last year they launched the Facebook Parents Portal with tips to make it easier for parents to talk to their children about what they do online and set guidelines. The toolkits for the events are developed by experts including contributions by the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.