YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Hosts Google’s Be Internet Awesome Workshops to Teach Parents How to Keep Their Kids Safe Online on Safer Internet Day February 11

Minneapolis, MN – In celebration of Safer Internet Day on February 11, the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, will host 20 Google Be Internet Awesome workshops to teach parents how to instill healthy and responsible Internet habits in their children. 

These February 11 events are in response to mounting requests from parents wanting help with establishing safe and healthy Internet and social media practices as online and technology use among children continue to rise.

The workshops will feature discussion-based, parent-to-parent conversations about how to help children be safe, smart and positive online. Families will learn to teach their children how to communicate responsibly, understand real from fake in the face of phishing and scams, build strong passwords, be positive and kind online, and discuss questionable content as a family. Parents will receive free bilingual resources, answers to questions about online safety and digital citizenship, and tools and information to help facilitate discussions at home.

See below for locations and times on Tuesday, February 11. For the complete list of workshops across the United States, visit this page

Bel Air Elementary School
1800 5th St. NW
New Brighton 55112
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Briarhill Neighborhood Center
7025 Woodland Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Tuesday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Burnsville YMCA
13850 Portland Ave
Burnsville MN 55337
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Granada Lake Neighborhood Center
3915 Granada Way N
Oakdale, MN 55128
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Harold Mezile YMCA Youth and Teen Enrichment Center
1711 W Broadway Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Tuesday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Island Lake Elementary School (Gym B)
3555 Victoria St N
Shoreview, MN 55126
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Maple Pond Neighborhood Center
1854 Beebe Rd
Maplewood MN 55109
Tuesday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Maplewood Community YMCA
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN 55109
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Minnetonka Heights Neighborhood Center
5809 County Road 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Tuesday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Montreal Courts Neighborhood Center
401 Labore Rd
Little Canada MN 55117
Tuesday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Dr.
Mounds View, MN 55112
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

New Hope YMCA
7601 42nd Ave N
New Hope, MN 55427
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Pike Like Kindergarten Center
2101 14th St NW
New Brighton, MN 55112
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Pinewood Elementary School
5500 Quincy St
Mounds View, MN 55112
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Shoreview YMCA
3760 Lexington Ave N
Shoreview, MN 55126
Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Snail Lake Elementary School
350 Hwy 96 W
Shoreview, MN 55126
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Sunnyside Elementary School
2070 County Road H
New Brighton, MN 55112
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Turtle Lake Elementary
1141 Lepak Court
Shoreview, MN 55126
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Valentine Hills Elementary
1770 County Road E2 West
Arden Hills, MN
Tuesday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m.

YMCA Best Buy Teen Tech Center
21 4th St E
St. Paul MN 55101
Tuesday, February 11 at 4:30 p.m.

About the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Established 164 years ago, the Ys provide life-strengthening services across the greater Twin Cities metro region, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities.  The 29 Y locations and program sites, eight overnight camps, 10 day camps, and more than 90 child care sites engage more than 370,000 men, women and children of all ages, incomes and backgrounds.  To learn more about the Y’s mission and work, visit www.ymcamn.org.