Safer Internet Day 2019

More than 100 countries around the world will celebrate Safer Internet Day on Feb. 5. In the U.S., the official main event will be held in Seattle at Google, and hosted by

The 2019 theme, “Together for a better internet” is a call to action for every stakeholder – children and young people, parents and caregivers, teachers, educators and social workers, as well as industry, decision makers and politicians – to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, in particular the youngest users out there. More than that, it is an invitation for everyone to join in and engage with others in a respectful way in order to ensure a better digital experience for all.

Tuesday, February 5
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

601 34th St.
Seattle WA 98103


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9:00 a.m. – Doors Open & Exhibits*

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

10:00 a.m. – Welcome Remarks

Larry Magid Ed.D. CEO, ConnectSafely
Collin Robinson Board of Directors, National PTA
Jay Inslee Governor of Washington (by video)
Denise Juneau Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools

10:30 a.m. – Virtual Reality: Possibilities and Challenges

Eva Hoerth Virtual World Society
Jeff Dunn Google
Oculus (person to be named later)

11:00 a.m. – Short Break

11:15 a.m. – Student Activity

Facilitator: Kerry Gallagher Director of K-12 Education, ConnectSafely

12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Exhibits

12:45 p.m. – Special Guest

Cameron Kasky Founder, March for Our Lives
In conversation with Brittan Heller, ConnectSafely adviser on human rights

1:15 p.m. – Announcing the “What’s Your Story?” Video Contest

Lynette Owens Trend Micro

1:20 p.m. – Youth & Tech Industry Issues in Perspective

Students and industry leaders (including executives from Microsoft and Google) tackle some of today’s toughest questions about technology, social media & living in a connected world.

Moderator: Larry Magid Ed.D. ConnectSafely

2:10 p.m. – Event Wrap-Up

Student representatives discuss digital citizenship and empowerment activity.

2:30 p.m. – Program Close

*Exhibits are interactive learning experiences from our partners and are integral to this year’s program.

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