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Westchester Academy of International Studies PTA Awarded Google and National PTA Grant to Address Digital Safety

Houston, TX, April 01, 2019 --( Westchester Academy of International Studies PTA has been awarded a $1,000 grant from National PTA® and Google to provide parents with the resources they need to answer practical questions about digital safety and citizenship. The grant will be used to host a Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop between Jan. 1, 2019 and May 1, 2019 at Westchester Academy of International Studies.

Westchester Academy of International Studies PTA is one of 200 local PTAs nationwide selected to receive a PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome grant from Google and National PTA. In addition to the funds, all grantees will receive a Be Internet Awesome kit to help PTA leaders host a successful workshop.

"The PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop by Google allows parents to explore their excitements and worries about raising children in a connected world and to work through discussion-based, parent-to-parent sessions on topics like password security and safe websites," said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “Parents will walk away with the awareness of the topics and access to resources, answers to questions about online safety and digital citizenship, and action plans and information to help facilitate discussions at home.”

To make the program as inclusive as possible, each Be Internet Awesome kit is bilingual - with materials in English and Spanish - and includes a Google Pixelbook. At the Be Internet Awesome workshop, families will:

Increase awareness of online safety tools for families
Teach families about digital citizenship and how to better navigate the internet
Inspire families to Be Internet Awesome together by growing their understanding of digital well-being

The PTA is excited to share the PTA Connected Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop with the WAIS community and deliver this vital message to staff, parents and students.

For more information about PTA Connected, visit
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Westchester Academy PTA
Dominique Harvey

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