Safer Internet Day 2017 Agenda

Signers’ Hall at National Constitution Center

More than 100 countries around the world will celebrate Safer Internet Day on Feb. 7. In the U.S., the official live event will be held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, hosted by

“We picked Philadelphia because it’s the cradle of our democracy,” said ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid. “And the National Constitution Center is an ideal venue because it commemorates and celebrates our founders and the signers of our Constitution.”

The event will be attended by more than 200 elementary, middle and high school students and adults including representatives from the world’s leading technology companies, and streamed live to schools around the U.S.

High school and middle school students will visit the museum’s Signers’ Hall, where they will pose for selfies with life-size statues of the signers of the Constitution and then participate in a group activity about how each signer would respond to some of the issues facing today’s internet generation, including free speech, personal responsibility online, and personal privacy.

Can’t make it to the event? Register for the livestream. (Educators, we’ll send you information for your classroom.)

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

National Constitution Center
Independence Mall
525 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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9:00 – Doors Open & Exhibits*

Students pick up their raffle tickets and “passports” to be stamped by exhibitors.

9:30 – Welcome Remarks

Larry Magid ConnectSafely

9:40 – Special Guest 

10:00 – Youth & Parents Mentoring Younger Children (Panel Discussion)

-National PTA

10:30 – Announcing the What’s Your Story? Video Contest

Lynette Owens Trend Micro

10:40 – Singer-songwriter Aisha Fukushima

11:00 – Special Guest

11:10 – Youth & Tech Industry Issues in Perspective (Panel Discussion)

Students and industry leaders tackle some of today’s toughest questions about technology, social media & living in a connected world.

Moderator: Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, National Association for Media Literacy Education

-After School

11:10 – Special Program for Elementary School Students (Breakout)

12:00 – Lunch & Exhibits

1:00 – Elementary Program Ends

1:05 – Digital Citizenship & Empowerment Student Activity

Moderator: Kerry Gallagher ConnectSafely

1:50 – Raffle

2:00 – Panel: Event Wrap-up  

Moderator: Kerry Gallagher ConnectSafely

Student representatives discuss digital citizenship and empowerment activity.

2:30 – Program Close

2:30 – Optional Museum Visit

*’Exhibits’ are interactive learning experiences from our partners and are integral to this year’s program. Exhibitors include LifeLock, Microsoft, National PTA, National Center for Missing & Exploited Kids.



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