Zanker Elementary School hosted "Be Internet Awesome" on April 8, a family digital literacy night hosted by the PTA and parent education teacher committee. The event was made possible by a National PTA and Google grant. The idea was to have a teacher-led, parent-to-parent conversation about Internet safety and digital citizenship guided by toolkits developed by Google and online safety experts.
Dinner was served and the workshop began with an icebreaker activity for parents. It was followed by breakout sessions to take a deeper dive into the different ways we can exhibit good digital citizenship. The kids also got to play a computer game that enforces good Internet behavior. Everyone then came back together and shared the highlights of each topic. It was a wonderful night of community sharing and learning.