The ParentsTogether Online Safety Team

About Us

The ParentsTogether Online Safety Team organizes parents to fight for a safer internet and hold Big Tech accountable for online harms. We engage parents across the US to support federal and state legislation and campaigns for corporate accountability across the tech sector, create original content to educate parents and kids, and shift the narrative around online safety to focus on holding billionaire corporations accountable for how their products harm kids.

Shelby Knox, Online Safety Campaign Director

Shelby Knox directs and manages the online safety team at ParentsTogether. In addition to the campaign work, she leads the online safety team’s robust federal and state legislative portfolio and is a frequent media spokesperson. Previously, Shelby founded the Women’s Rights vertical at, where she developed a distributed campaigning platform for college survivors of sexual violence and got the FBI to change their outdated definition of rape. Shelby also has extensive experience in documentary film and ran Netflix’s first funded impact campaign for a documentary, Audrie & Daisy.

Natalie Smith, Director of Storytelling

Natalie Smith works full time supporting and developing parent advocates. She is a storyteller, communications specialist and organizer with a Masters in Political Communication from Johns Hopkins University. At ParentsTogether, Natalie has created, led and nurtured a network of parent activists who want to use their family’s experiences to create positive change for all American families. She focuses on elevating diverse voices and creating and sustaining authentic and equitable relationships. Previous to her work at ParentsTogether, Natalie campaigned to repeal the ban on Affirmative Action in California, worked to push for more affordable federal prescription drug prices, and fought for economic security benefits such as the Child Tax Credit for families. Before her work in activism, Natalie was a professional theater actress winning a Joseph Jefferson Award for acting as well appearing on Chicago PD. She is currently the lead singer and songwriter of her band, Honey and the Flies.

Kayla Arradondo, Campaign Coordinator

Kayla Arradondo is the Online Safety Campaign Coordinator at ParentsTogether. She plays a key role in coordinating logistics and performing administration duties to provide functionary support to the online safety team. She received a Bachelors of Arts in History with minors in Spanish and Peace and Conflict Studies at NYU. Kayla is also recognized as an AnBryce Scholar, University Honors Scholar, and McKinsey Diverse Young Leader. Kayla has a background in program management and coordination. Her previous roles included President of the Organization of Black Women at NYU, and internships with nonprofits like genEquality, as well as volunteer work with organizations centered around child education. Kayla is an avid reader, Marvel fan, and loves to explore indie bookstores.

Dalia Hashad, Advisor

Dalia Hashad is an attorney who leads social justice initiatives. She founded ParentsTogether’s Online Safety work and advises the team. She serves on the technical experts panel for the American Association of Pediatrics on social media and youth mental health and provides strategic leadership for To Zero, an ambitious global initiative aimed at eradicating sexual violence against children within a generation. Previously, she researched and made recommendations to mitigate algorithmic bias and successfully negotiated transformational product and policy improvements with major social media companies. At the global social advocacy organization, Avaaz, Dalia directed and won campaigns on a broad range of issues from climate justice to worker’s rights. She was Director of the USA Program for Amnesty International and founded and led a national racial justice initiative at the ACLU. Dalia received her BA in Environmental Policy from University of California at Berkeley and her JD from New York University School of Law.

Amanda Kloer, Consultant

Amanda Kloer is a leading campaign strategist and researcher focusing on tech accountability, gender-based and sexual violence, and crimes against children. She previously ran campaigns and program strategy for the Obama Foundation and Amanda has won dozens of advocacy campaigns on tech accountability, gender equity, sexual exploitation, economic justice, and criminal justice reform. She has been a featured speaker at SXSW, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, People, and other national publications. She has a BA from Elon University and an MS in Public Policy from American University. Amanda is an enthusiastic nerd who loves all things science fiction and fantasy and cosplaying with her partner and two great kiddos.