PTA Joins With Facebook To Promote Internet Safety

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

The PTA and Facebook are joining forces to promote Internet safety through a set of online tools and resources.

Facebook says the two will work together to build a program to provide information and support to kids, parents and teachers about such issues as cyberbullying, good online citizenship and Internet security.

Because the partnership is just starting, officials do not have much detail on what kinds of resources they plan to offer through their respective websites and through other means. But Facebook spokesman Barry Schnitt says the plan is not just to educate kids about being on Facebook, but about being online.

He says "the sooner we can get instilling responsible behavior, the better."

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