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CREEDMOOR — Creedmoor Elementary School of the Arts PTA has been awarded a $1,000 grant from National PTA and Google to host a Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop at its school and empower parents with resources to help their children be safe and responsible online.

Creedmoor Elementary PTA is one of 75 local PTAs nationwide selected to receive a grant from Google and National PTA.

“Parenting in the digital age is complex,”said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA, in a statement. “The Be Internet Awesome Family Workshops provide parents with an opportunity to openly explore their excitements and worries about raising children in the connected world and walk away with information and action plans to facilitate discussions at home.

“National PTA is pleased to equip Creedmoor Elementary PTA with resources to help every family Be Internet Awesome.”

At the Be Internet Awesome workshop, families will:

• Learn about online safety tools and how to better navigate the internet;

• Grow their understanding of digital well-being;

• Engage with one another in meaningful conversations about raising children in an online world.

All materials provided at the Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop will be available in English and Spanish.

“As we prepare our students to thrive in an ever changing society, it is important that we expose them, and their parents, to both the benefits and hazards of this digital age,” said Creedmoor Elementary PTA Principal Latisa McKnight. “I am so proud of, and thankful for, our Creedmoor Elementary School of the Arts PTA and its support of the school’s mission to do just that.

“Because of their efforts, our students and families will be equipped with the knowledge of how to use online technology and mobile devices in a safer and more responsible manner.”

Families interested in attending the workshop should contact creedmoor.pta@gmail.com to register. The event will be 6-7 p.m. on Jan. 28.

The Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop and grant program are part of National PTA’s PTA Connected initiative, which is designed to deepen the understanding and knowledge of parents, families and teachers about digital safety tools and resources; mobilize PTAs, schools and communities to engage families around best practices and shared learning; and generate collective impact.

For more information about PTA Connected, visit PTA.org/Connected.

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