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About The Smart Talk

The Smart Talk helps children and families feel safer and more empowered in their digital lives. National PTA and Norton co-created The Smart Talk in 2015 and completed a major expansion and redesign in 2022.

National PTA is the largest and oldest child advocacy association in the United States. Norton empowers people and families around the world to feel safer in their digital lives.

Norton is the founding and presenting sponsor of PTA Connected, an initiative helping families discuss digital safety in a judgment-free zone to establish healthy digital behaviors with guidance from expert resources and tools. The Smart Talk is a signature resource of PTA Connected and is updated on an annual basis using feedback from users.


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. For more information, visit PTA.org.


About PTA Connected

National PTA launched its PTA Connected initiative in 2018 to build on its work in the digital space to meet the growing needs and interest of parents nationwide. The goal of the initiative is to deepen the understanding and knowledge of parents, families and teachers about digital safety tools and resources (such as The Smart Talk); mobilize PTAs, schools and communities to engage families around best practices and shared learning; and generate collective impact. NortonLifeLock is the presenting and founding sponsor of PTA Connected; other corporations and nonprofits additionally support this important work. To see all the resources and programming currently available, visit PTA.org/Connected.


About Norton

Norton empowers people and families around the world to feel safer in their digital lives, so you worry less about the darkness of cybercrime. Whether it’s protection for your devices, online privacy, identity, or everything all-in-one, Norton makes it easier to keep your digital life safer. Opt-in to Cyber Safety.

Content on this site is based on information and educational resources from Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization serving kids and families.