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Facebook and the PTA have announced a joint long-term project aimed at teaching kids Internet safety. The partnership was announced at the Parent Teacher Association’s national convention in Memphi, Tenn., today.

Topics included are: cyber-bullying, Internet safety and security and “citizenship online.”

According to the joint news release, “The partnership is founded on the belief that awareness is essential to supporting safe and responsible Internet use. Thus, in addition to creating comprehensive and engaging resources, PTA and Facebook are committing to aggressively promoting Internet safety information to their respective audiences. National PTA will use its Website (www.pta.org), and actively reach out to the 24,000 local PTAs across the country with a goal of reaching every American public school. Facebook will raise awareness of the resources among the hundreds of millions of parents, teachers and children using its service through an in-kind Facebook commitment equivalent to $1 million and promotion on other parts of the site, including the safety center.”

News release here.

Thanks Wendy

Tom Kelchner


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