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

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR FEBRUARY 9, 2016

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

Event Features WWE Star Mike “The Miz” Mizanin

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

To mark Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 9th, ConnectSafely.org will host the official U.S. event, “Safer Internet Day 2016: Play your part for a better Internet” at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event will bring hundreds of California middle school and high school students and technology industry leaders for a discussion on Internet Safety.

The event, live from the Globe Theater, will feature a keynote speech from WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and a panel: “Rejecting Hate, Building Resilience & Growing the Good Online.” The panel, moderated by activist and student filmmaker Leo Sheng, features student leaders discussing ways they are taking their emotional well-being into their own hands and supporting their peers.

WHAT:

Half-day discussion between industry leaders and teens about Internet safety

WHO:        

ConnectSafely CEO & technology journalist Larry Magid

WWE Star and Be a Star Ambassador, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin

Digital Shepherds CEO, Tshaka Armstrong

Game developer and Crash Override founder Zoë Quinn

Technology and entertainment industry leaders

California middle school and high school students

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

(with lunch at 12:30pm)

AGENDA:

http://saferinternetday.us/2016event/

The event will be livestreamed at SaferInternetDay.us

 

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