2016 Safer Internet Day

We celebrated this year’s theme “Play Your Part for a Better Internet” with a special live event at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event brought together 350+ 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. Watch videos from the event.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Universal Studios Hollywood Globe Theater
100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608

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Questions? Contact SID@ConnectSafely.org


9:00 – Doors Open & Exhibits*

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

10:00 – Welcome Remarks

Jim Janco Comcast NBCUniversal
Larry Magid ConnectSafely

10:05 – Special Guest: Mike “The Miz” Mizanin WWE Superstar & Be a STAR Ambassador 

10:20 – Rejecting Hate, Building Resilience & Growing the Good Online (Panel Discussion)

Student leaders discuss ways they are taking their emotional well-being into their own hands and supporting their peers and how other young people can too.

Moderator: Leo Sheng
Sergio Flores InspirED
Helen Le #iCANHELP
Ruby Rawlinson Beyond Differences
Christopher Rim It Ends Today, InspirED
Lara Mashayekh InspirED

11:10 – Tshaka Armstrong Digital Shepherds

11:20 – Role Reversal: Students School Us (Group Breakouts)

Students tackle some of today’s toughest questions about technology, social media & their online lives.

Moderator: Kerry Gallagher ConnectSafely

Tshaka Armstrong Digital Shepherds
Mia Doces Committee for Children
Marsali Hancock iKeepSafe.org
Michael Kaiser National Cyber Security Alliance
Kim Karr #iCANHELP
Hemu Nigam SSP Blue
Hallie Saber iKeepSafe.org
Allison Smartt CreativeFuture
Matt Soeth #iCANHELP
Catherine Teitelbaum ASKfm

12:00 – Lunch & Exhibits

1:00 – Raffle

1:05 – Announcing the What’s Your Story? Video Contest

Lynette Owens Trend Micro

1:10 – Zoë Quinn Crash Override 

1:20 – Reviewing the Student Proposals: The Experts’ Turn

Moderator: Kerry Gallagher ConnectSafely

1:55 – Event Wrap-up

Larry Magid ConnectSafely

2:00 – Program Close

2:30 – Exhibits Close

2:30 – Optional Backlot Tram Tour for School Attendees

*’Exhibits’ are interactive learning experiences from our partners and are integral to this year’s program. Exhibitors include Beyond Differences, Creative Future, CyberPatriot, Facebook, InspirED, LA Makerspace, LifeLock and Snapchat.