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 North 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. Refreshments available.

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

10:20 a.m. – Online Activism: Positive Change and Dealing with Negative Reactions

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

11:10 a.m. – Student Activity: You are an Upstander

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

11:45 a.m. – Lunch & Exhibits

12:30 p.m. – Virtual Reality: Possibilities and Challenges

Moderator: Brittan Heller ConnectSafely
Dena Feldman Oculus
Eva Hoerth Virtual World Society
Joshua Singh Google
Avery Wagar Student

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

Lynette Owens Trend Micro

1:20 p.m. – Short Break

1:30 p.m. – Youth & Tech Industry Issues in Perspective

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

Moderator: Larry Magid Ed.D. ConnectSafely
Isatou Ceesay Student
Michael Covey Google
Jennifer Hanley Facebook
Brooklyn Jimeno Student
Dave McCarthy Microsoft

2:15 p.m. – Event Wrap-Up

Student representatives discuss digital citizenship and empowerment activity.

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

2:30 p.m. – Program Close

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