In an effort to promote responsible and safe Internet use to kids, parents and teachers, Facebook announced today a formal partnership with the National PTA. Both organizations plan to develop a special program to provide information, support and news “to encourage citizenship online, reduce cyberbullying and advance Internet safety and security.”
According to the announcement, the National PTA plans to use its website to reach out to the 24,000 local PTAs across the country while Facebook plans to raise awareness to its users through an in-kind commitment equivalent to $1 million.
“Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well being of the people, especially the many teenagers, who use Facebook,” said Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook. “Only through the constant and concerted effort of parents, teachers, law enforcement and industry can we keep kids safe and help them develop into tomorrow’s leaders. We are proud to be working with National PTA toward that goal.”