Digital Professionalism for Educators

Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy Education 101 For Students




Helping Educators To Proactively Understand The Enabling Power Of Digital Technology and Mobile Communications, But Also How To Mitigate The Sometimes Unintended Consequences Of High Risk/Undesirable Online Behaviour 


Digital footprints are increasingly important aspects of an individual’s identity in a technological enriched society such as Canada—and are especially important aspects of a professional’s identity. Web 2.0 & social media offer great potential as tools for educational leadership, community engagement, pedagogy & professional development, but educators need to know how to manage them professionally. Digital footprints of individuals also have ramifications for their employers and their organizations—school districts, banks, hospitals, unions/associations.  People’s digital activities leave traces—both public and private--that others can find to build individual and organizational profiles—and even sell! Many educators have had little training in developing or managing a professional digital footprint. They may be technically savvy regarding the use of social networking and web 2.0 sites, yet don’t often understand the permanence & persistence of digital data, the ways in which their personal and professional data can be aggregated, & how that data can affect them professionally. This includes an understanding of where, when, & how to separate personal and professional content. The goal of this session is empowering professional educators with the knowledge and skills to establish, grow, & manage their digital footprints, as well as the digital footprints of their schools/districts or organizations.


(Note: This session can be tailored to participant & school levels: administrators, faculty, staff, K-12, post-secondary-- or a combination thereof.)

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Topics Covered


Ground participants’ understanding of “privacy” by reviewing its status as a right under the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms, with reference to BC’s FIPPA as well as other relevant legislation;

Define & explore “personal information” in the context of BC’s FIPPA;

Define & explore key obligations for protecting privacy of students & others when using online educational tools under BC’s FIPPA, as well as best practices highlighted by OIPC BC relevant case decisions & published guideline documents;

Identify & explore issues of emerging best strategic procedures, policies & for privacy protection when using online tools;

Identify effective strategies & resources to use for managing privacy & minimizing exposure of personal information.

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Program Facilitator

Why our program is so different from those being offered by other companies and organizations 


Industry leaders

We are recognized industry leaders and experts in the fields of internet and social media safety and digital literacy training. Students, teachers, principals, parents, counselors, business professionals, and law enforcement throughout Canada and the United States have all agreed that our presentation was the “best" and most "in-depth" they have heard on the topic of internet and social media safety. Our presentations stand out as "the must-have" program for elementary and high school students, thus why our programs have been heard by more Students and have won more awards, than any other programs in Canada over the past three years. Click here for actual feedback and testimonials on our programs.

Digital Citizenship

Our program is not just about internet safety, it’s also about digital citizenship and literacy, online ethics, online critical thinking, and the challenges surrounding privacy, cyberbullying, sexting, and what students can do now to protect their digital footprint. The goal of our internet and social media safety program is not to instill fear or negate opportunities, rather the goal of our program is to enlighten, empower, and enable students to make informed online choices. We show students how to build a positive online reputation. 

Law Enforcement Experience

While others in our industry seek out police endorsements or advertise that they have or do work with law enforcement, we are comprised of current or past law enforcement professionals, and bring this experience and pedigree to all of our programs. There is a difference!

We Stay Current

We stay current on everything we do, and we have documented evidence that our presentation positively changes Internet behavior. We are also very proud of the fact that our Internet presentation has intervened in the lives of students, who were contemplating suicide or self-harm as an option because they were being targeted by cyberbullying or sexting went wrong issues. These students heard our empathetic message, reached out to us for help, and in each and every case (often working with their school) we were able to get them the help that they needed. No other program offers this unique online outreach for students.

Free Resources

We provide free access to our internet and social media safety online resources for students, teachers, parents, and business professionals.

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Seminar Length:

½ or full-day training sessions

Seminar Cost:

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We are so confident that our program will meet and exceed expectations, we now offer a 100% money back guarantee on the seminar cost of our Internet Safety for schools program. If a school believes that our presentation did not provide their tweens, teens and young adults with important information to stay safer and become more digitally literate, savvy and resilient when online, we will refund the cost of the seminar, minus any travel expenses. We are the first and only Internet and Social Media safety company in Canada to offer this money back guarantee!

Class Size:

Dependent on seminar length

We Are Community Minded:

Every year a portion of our profits are given back to the community to financially support two not-for-profit organizations who are dedicated to helping youth in need when it comes to bullying and suicide prevention; NEED2 and Bullying Ends Here. We are proud of the fact that "We are a for-profit company, striving to do well, by doing good things for others in our community.” 

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