ConnectSafely launches live video series via Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube

(PALO ALTO, CA  April 1, 2020) ConnectSafely.org is launching a live video series, ConnectSafely Live. Hosted by ConnectSafely CEO and CBS News Technology Analyst Larry Magid, the program will feature guests from education, social media companies, health care, mental health, and other fields. Kerry Gallagher, ConnectSafely’s Director of K-12 Education and Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Mass., will be a frequent contributor. The program is produced and directed by ConnectSafely COO Maureen Kochan. The program will also feature guests from the tech and entertainment industries, education and medicine. 

Topics will include parenting and working from home, tips on technology tools and general discussions about the day’s pressing events and issues. Members of the audience will be able to participate via video, audio and text through both Zoom and Facebook Live.

“Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation,” said ConnectSafely CEO Larry Magid. “People around the world are finding creative ways to use technology to stay connected with friends, family, classmates and co-workers. Our goal is to explore the issues raised by our current ‘new normal,’ not only as it applies to our current situation but how we move forward and emerge stronger.”

The program, which is supported by Facebook and other technology companies, will be carried on Facebook Live and Zoom and can be viewed live or via the recorded version that will be posted at Facebook.com/ConnectSafely.

The program will debut Thursday, April 2nd at 10:00 Pacific (1 PM ET) with frequent episodes to follow.

Founded in 2004, ConnectSafely is a leading internet safety, security and privacy nonprofit organization that receives financial support from Facebook, Google, TikTok, Snap, Trend Micro, Comcast, Roblox, Twitter, NortonLifeLock and Microsoft.