Antigone Davis, Collin Robinson: September 24, 2018

 

FACEBOOK AND THE NATIONAL PTA TEAM UP TO
TEACH ONLINE SAFETY AND COMBAT ONLINE BULLYING
 

Digital Families Community Events Happening in 200 Cities around the US

 

ANTIGONE DAVIS

Director and Global Head of Safety at Facebook

COLLIN ROBINSON

Member of the National PTA Health & Safety Committee

Raising kids in a digital world brings a wave of challenges—from online safety and bullying to digital literacy—and many families can use help navigating conversations with their kids around tech.  Keeping our children safe while online should be a priority for all parents in 2018. That is why the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Facebook are partnering to launch their “Digital Families Community Events” happening in in 200 cities across the United States. The series will address tech-related challenges faced by families today, including bullying prevention, digital literacy, news literacy and online safety. Event hosts will receive a unique training on online safety, so they can then serve as online safety ambassadors within their parent community on an ongoing basis and extend the impact of these events.

Local PTA Chapters can apply for a grant to host a future event in their community. Parents who want to have these important conversations around technology, social media, screen time and safety in their communities are encouraged to apply. With more and more young people going online, engaging parents on this topic is more important than ever.

On September 24, Antigone Davis will be available for interviews to discuss the partnership between Facebook and the PTA to bring families this important safety series. She’ll be joined by the PTA’s Collin Robinson and both will discuss the latest statistics on cyberbullying, signs that your child may be a victim (or perpetrator), and how to have difficult conversations with your teenager about bullying.

For more information please visit: https://www.pta.org/home/programs/connected/digital-families

 

MORE ABOUT ANTIGONE DAVIS:

As Facebook’s Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis works with internal teams, external safety organizations, and government bodies to ensure that Facebook is a world leader in online safety. Antigone spearheads the efforts of Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, a team of leading safety organizations from across the globe that provide Facebook with cutting edge research and advice on best practices, as well as its Global Safety Network. Antigone also serves on the International Advisory Board for WePROTECT and the boards of the Family Online Safety Institute, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Prior to joining Facebook, Antigone spent 10 years working for a State Attorney General. As Senior Advisor to the Attorney General, she helped establish the office’s first online privacy and safety unit. She also led the National Association of Attorneys General’s 2012-2013 presidential initiative “Privacy in the Digital Age.” Before serving in the public sector, Antigone used her juris doctorate from the University of Chicago Law School as a corporate attorney and her masters in education as a middle school and high school teacher. Antigone received her B.A. from Columbia University.

MORE ABOUT COLLIN ROBINSON:

Collin Robinson is a member of the National PTA Health & Safety Committee and says he is too young to be Gen X, and too old to be a Millennial. Robinson is the immediate past president of Oregon State PTA President (2015-2017) and is currently a member of Ensworth Elementary PTA. His professional career as a freelance web developer has allowed him to work directly with small and medium sized businesses, large web agencies and start-ups. His ability to empathize allows him to be focused on the human experience, see issues from a multitude of perspectives and produce usable solutions to complex problems. Robinson and his wife Jennifer have been married for 16 years and have two school-aged children, Coral and Asher.

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