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Media contact: Hani Khan/ (650) 346-7045 / press (at) connectsafely.org

 

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FEBRUARY 6, 2018

SAFER INTERNET DAY: TEENS & TECH LEADERS TACKLE ONLINE SAFETY ISSUES

Event Features FCC Commission Mignon Clyburn

Contact: Hani Khan/ (650) 346-7045 / press (at) connectsafely.org

To mark Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 6th, ConnectSafely.org will host the official U.S. event, “Safer Internet Day 2018: Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” in Austin, Texas. The event will bring hundreds of Texas middle school and high school students and technology industry leaders for a discussion on internet safety.

The event will feature a keynote speech from FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Austin ISD superintendent Dr. Cruz and a panel: “Youth & Tech Industry Issues in Perspective.” The panel, moderated by ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid, features students and industry leaders tackling some of today’s toughest questions about technology, social media & living in a connected world.

WHAT:

Half-day discussion between industry leaders, policy makers and teens about internet safety

WHO:        

ConnectSafely CEO & technology journalist Larry Magid

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

Game developer Andrew Bereza

Austin Independent School District superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz

National PTA president James Accomando

Technology and entertainment industry leaders

Texas middle school and high school students

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

(with lunch at 12:30pm)

AGENDA:

Safer Internet Day 2018

The event will be live streamed at SaferInternetDay.us

 

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