West Stafford School Earns Grant To Address Digital Safety Issues

STAFFORD   —  National PTA has awarded West Stafford School PTA with a $1,000 grant to host a Digital Families Community Event at their school between Jan. 1 and May 1.

During the event, families will have honest conversations about important issues including digital literacy, safety and citizenship.

West Stafford PTA is one of 200 local PTAs nationwide selected to receive a grant through the PTA Connected initiative, which works to empower parents and families with resources and research to equip them to be safer online.

The grant recognizes West Stafford PTA’s leadership and commitment to setting technology ground rules as more kids go digital.

“Our goal is for parents and students to have an open, evolving conversation about how to make positive, safe decisions when using digital tools,” said Jim Accomando of National PTA. “We want parents and families to be able to take charge of their digital life and feel empowered to make smarter decisions about accessing information for good use.”

Anna M. Gagon, principal of West Stafford School, said she is honored and grateful to the West Stafford School PTA for its efforts in being awarded this grant to spotlight digital safety. For more information about PTA Connected, visit its website at PTA.org/Connected. 

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