The internet can be a tough place to be a kid, between social pressure, creepy strangers, “perfect” images and more. We parents alone can’t keep our kids safe from all the risks that exist online; we need social media platforms to work with us to protect our children. That’s where you come in. Your voice, your experience, and your powerful community is necessary to educate parents and encourage tech companies to work together for a safer internet for kids. Will you join us in building a better digital future?
Here’s how you can help:
- We’ll share new and urgent developments in the movement for a safer internet for kids. Be on the lookout for an email about opportunities to join online information sessions about social media and mental health, body image, child sexual exploitation, bullying, and more.
- Educate your community: Share some of our sample resources below, and connect with us for more resources that fit your community’s interests and needs.
- Sign our Parent Open Letter asking tech companies to make a few simple changes to make their platforms more kid-friendly. Ask your community to sign and share too!
- Get in touch: Reach out to [email protected] and let’s talk about how we can support your specific community in keeping kids safer online.
Educate yourself and your community!
Here are some examples of types of content we’ll share with you to use with your community. (Email us if there’s a specific topic you’d like to see!)
Add your name to our open letter from parents to tech companies!
More parents are learning about the risks of social media for kids, and we’re tired of feeling all the pressure of keeping our kids safe online. We’ve written an open letter to the tech companies our kids use every day asking for their help in making a few practical changes to keep kids safer. Will you join us in asking tech companies to help parents?
Sample Share Language:
Parents can do a lot, but we can’t do it all. And when it comes to keeping kids safe online, tech companies need to do a lot more. I’ve signed this open letter to tech platforms asking them to make a few practical changes to keep kids safer. Will you join me? ptnani.org/bigtech
Tech companies design their products to be addictive to kids so it’s no wonder it’s hard for parents to regulate their children’s social media use. It doesn’t have to be this way: tech companies can make design changes that will keep kids safer. Will you sign this open letter asking them to do it? ptnani.org/bigtech