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Schools partner with PTA, AT&T to teach families online safety

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024   

Parents may wonder when is the right time to give a child a cell phone or tablet, or how can they help their kids stay safe online. The National Parent Teacher Association is partnering with AT&T and schools to answer those questions and more at 200 events in schools across the U.S. The latest workshop happens tonight at Palmer Way Elementary in National City.

Zayetzy Carrillo is vice-president of the Palmer Way Elementary PTA.

"In our school district, every child, they all get a tablet or a Chromebook to do homework. And even though the school district has firewalls on it, you get a different Wi-Fi - they might encounter items that are not safe, and it's just to have the parents aware, " Carrillo said.

The program is called Ready, Tech, Go! A Screen Readiness Workshop for Families. The workshop brings parents and caregivers together for meaningful peer-to-peer discussions about ways to promote healthy and responsible device use.

Carrillo said children often make incorrect assumptions about who they're talking to.

"You have to tell them that even though you think these are kids your age that you're speaking to or they tell you that, you haven't seen them personally so you don't know who they really are. We tell them not to give them personal information," Carrillo explained.

The workshop also explores various aspects of screen readiness, and how to have that discussion as a family. According to the American Community Survey, 97% of children ages 3 to 18 have internet access at home via computer or smartphone.


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