2015 event

Featuring California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg + National PTA President Otha Thornton & 3 great panels


California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg

On Tuesday, February 10th, ConnectSafely will hold a free half-day event: “Safer Internet Day 2015: Actions & Activism Toward a Better Net & World.” We’ll bring together youth leaders, educators, policy makers, parents, Internet safety experts and executives from the leading tech companies to focus not just on problems but solutions for a better Internet. The event will be streamed live on this site. #SIDUS15 #SaferInternetDay


Welcoming Remarks
Opening Remarks: Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
Keynote Speaker: California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris

Panel #1 – “Beyond Bullying: Dealing with Trolling & Social Cruelty”

  • Dan Tynan, Yahoo Tech columnist (moderator)
  • Rayna Archuleta, high school student
  • Annie Fox, M.Ed, parenting expert, family coach and online adviser for teens
  • Natalie Madrigal Ortiz, high school student
  • Cindy Southworth, National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • Catherine Teitelbaum, Ask.fm
  • Dave Wilner, Secret

Panel #2 – “Using Technology to Effect Social Change”

  • Maya Enista Smith, adviser to the Born This Way Foundation (moderator)
  • Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Rafael Johns, Youth Radio
  • Erik Martin, Student Voice (university student, consultant to U.S. Dept. of Education)
  • Jamia Wilson, Women, Action & the Media

Presentation by National PTA President Otha Thornton

Panel #3 – “Wrapping It All Up: A Conversation with Industry Leaders”

  • Stephen Balkam, Family Online Safety Institute (moderator)
  • Juniper Downs, Google
  • Nicky Jackson Colaco, Instagram
  • Del Harvey, Twitter

5:30 Program Ends
5:30 – 7:00 Light Supper/Reception

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