MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

CONNECTSAFELY.ORG BRINGS TOGETHER TECH INDUSTRY LEADERS & TEENS FOR A DISCUSSION ON INTERNET SAFETY

 Event Features California A.G. Kamala Harris and Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg

 Contact: Hani Khan/ (650) 346-7045/ hani@connectsafely.org

To mark Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 10, ConnectSafely.org will host the official U.S. event, “Safer Internet Day 2015: Actions & Activism Toward a Better Net & World at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The event will bring together technology industry leaders and hundreds of California middle school and high school students, teachers and policymakers for a discussion on Internet Safety.

The event will feature a keynote speech from California Attorney General Kamala Harris and opening comments from Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.

The event will also include three panels: Beyond Bullying: Dealing with Trolling & Social Cruelty; Using Technology to Effect Social Change and Wrapping It All Up: A Conversation with Industry Leaders, featuring executives from Instagram, Google and Twitter. Otha Thornton, President of the National PTA, will also speak.

 

WHAT:         Half-day discussion between industry leaders and teens

                        on Internet safety

WHO:            California Attorney General Kamala Harris

                        Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg

                        National PTA President Otha Thornton

                        Industry leaders from Google, Instagram and Twitter

                        ConnectSafely.org Co-Director Larry Magid

                        California middle school and high school students

WHEN:         Tuesday, February 10 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

(with a light meal at 5:30)

 

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