Tester, Montana officials team up with Facebook to tackle online safety

Senator will host public forums in Kalispell, Billings Jan. 5

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester and several Montana officials are teaming up with social media giant Facebook to address the risks of online social media for Montana’s students.

Tester will host community forums with Facebook on Thursday, January 5 in Kalispell and Billings to help educate parents and teachers about online safety for children. 

Tester will be joined by Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger, Attorney General Steve Bullock and Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau.

Joining Tester in Kalispell will be Mayor Tammi Fisher and Superintendent of Kalispell Public Schools Darlene Schottle.

Joining Tester in billings will be Mayor Tom Hanel and Superintendent of Billings Public Schools Jack Copps.

Facebook representatives will discuss how social media builds positive connections for young people and demonstrate the reporting tools available to report improper, threatening and dangerous behavior.

The presentations will be followed by an extensive question and answer session.

The forums are free and open to the public.

The Kalispell forum will be held at the Flathead High School Auditorium from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

The Billings forum will be held at the Lewis and Clark Middle School Auditorium from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

For more information about the Kalispell event, please click HERE.

For more information about the Billings event, please click HERE.