About #ShareAwesome

Today’s families use digital technology in every aspect of life—from learning and socializing, to gaming and shopping! Broad access and use of technology is awesome—and opens so many new opportunities for so many students. But like any aspect of life, there are things you need to know to make positive, safe decisions. That’s why National PTA has partnered with LifeLock to share awesome ways families can create an open, evolving conversation about positive, safe decisions when using digital tools. It’s all part of having a happy, healthy lifestyle. For you, your family, your friends, and the whole world—everyone benefits when you #ShareAwesome!

Our goals

  • Bridge the conversation gap about online safety and good digital citizenship
  • Inspire parents with ways to incorporate this conversation into natural teaching moments about life skills and positive, safe decision-making
  • Celebrate students and families who use digital media and tools for good—good for themselves, their family, their friends and the whole world
  • Shift the dialogue from scary and preachy to celebratory, fun, and a part of everyday life
  • Build an understanding among parents and students that no matter the device, the app or the networking site—the skills we need to be safe and positive online are similar to what you need offline
  • Create a fun, celebratory, evolving tone that resonates with children, tweens, teens and adults

About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

About LifeLock, Inc.

LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE:LOCK) is a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and identity risk and credit worthiness assessment for enterprises. LifeLock's threat detection, proactive identity alerts, and comprehensive remediation services provide peace of mind for consumers amid the growing threat of identity theft. The LifeLock mobile app helps consumers manage their identity and payment cards on the go and enables LifeLock members to receive alerts and services on their digital device. Leveraging unique data, science and patented technology from ID Analytics, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, LifeLock offers fraud protection that goes significantly beyond credit monitoring. As part of its commitment to help fight identity theft, LifeLock works to train law enforcement and partners with a variety of non-profit organizations to help consumers establish positive habits to combat this threat.

In Recognition

Thank you to National PTA's expert advisors who have supported the development and implementation of #ShareAwesome:

National PTA also recognizes many individuals who participated in expert focus group discussions to guide the vision for this campaign, including:

  • Beth Bleckerman, TechMamas
  • Christian Brink, Family Online Safety Institute
  • Dr. J. Alison Bryant, Play Collective
  • Anne Collier, ConnectSafely.org
  • Randall Davis, Disney
  • Ted Drake, Tech Accessibility Expert
  • Susan Fox, Disney
  • Frank Gallagher, Cable Impacts Foundation
  • Anastasia Goodstein, Author of Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online
  • Sara Hall, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Marsali Hancock, iKeepSafe
  • Holly Hawkins, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Jonathan King, i-Safe
  • Aimee Larsen Kirkpatrick, Computer and Network Security Expert
  • Ray Leone, Maryland PTA
  • Rebecca Levey, KidzVuz.com
  • Larry Magid, ConnectSafely.org
  • Laurie Nathan, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Ellen Pack, Common Sense Media
  • Diana Paradise, CUE
  • Dr. Patricia Sotirin, National PTA Board Member
  • Barbara Stein, Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  • Kathy Steinberg, California PTA
  • Darri Stephens, Common Sense Education
  • Catherine Teitelbaum, Digital Safety Expert
  • Victor Tsaran, Tech Accessibility Expert
  • Nancy Vandell, California PTA
  • Eva Velasquez, Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)
  • Cheryl S. Williams, Learning First Alliance

Finally, National PTA recognizes two vendors who supported campaign development and amplification strategies: By Kids for Kids and Clever Girls Inc.