Digital Citizenship

Fred Lane is a nationally-recognized expert on privacy and the impact of emerging technologies on our society.  He has great insight into helping raise children who are good digital citizens.

“The great thing about enduring ethical principles, of course, is that the core concepts have adapted to human progress over thousands of years. With a slight tweak, for instance, the Golden Rule is eminently applicable to today’s connected world: “Text unto others as you would have them text unto you.” In other words, think about what you’re saying, and imagine how you would feel if someone said that about you.”

Read the full blog here.

Geek Academy Coming to PAL!

Calling all geeks!

PAL is thrilled to be hosting a Geek Squad Academy on August 2 & 3.  This two-day camp is for youth ages 10-15 and will be a ton of fun.  Camp classes include Programming with BB8, 3D Design, Digital Citizenship, Web Knowledge (HTML & Design), and Digital Music!  Lunch is provided both days and all campers get cool swag, including a t-shirt.

Camp runs 9:00 am to 3:30 pm each day and is located at Beaverton PAL, 12500 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.



Due to the generosity of the Best Buy Foundation, there is no fee for the camp.  PAL asks that youth who are not PAL members consider a $10 donation to help cover food expenses.  If any adults are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact