Google’s new educational project wants to teach kids how to combat online abuse

Google announced a new partnership today to promote online safety and positivity for young children. The company is working with the National Parent Teachers Association and the nonprofit DonorsChoose.org, which lets companies donate directly to public schools, on a project the organizations are calling “Be Internet Awesome.” Essentially, Google is trying to better educate new web users on how to combat the negative aspects of the internet, especially as a vast majority of communication, entertainment, and education moves to digital platforms and tools.

“Research shows us that parents want to teach their kids how to be safe online but are unsure how to get the conversation going,” explains Google employee Julianne Yi, who’s helping…

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