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Internet Pro D For Educators Module 1

What Are Students & Teachers Doing Online

 

It has estimated that there are approximately 3 billion people online, a large segment of which are children, pre-teens, teens, and young adults. In fact, mobile communications have now outnumbered both desktop and laptop computers as the number one way that our kids are connecting online. As the Internet continues to grow in popularity, we are depending upon it at an increasing rate to conduct everyday life, which also includes the sharing of private and at times very sensitive information about ourselves with others on-line knowingly, and at times unknowingly. Many who are now online use the Internet for communication, education, entertainment, research, business, socializing, and commerce. There is no doubt that the Internet and Social Media have facilitated important positive connections and amazing accomplishments amongst students and educators.  In fact, teens are the primary producers of web content and want to share their ideas, thoughts and pictures with others online.  It is a reality however, that the Internet (just like the real world) has also created an online virtual environment where thieves, vandals, conartists, and in rare cases sexual predators, will hunt their prey. Unfortunately, many educators who are using Social Media and the Internet are not always taking the appropriate safety precautions to help mitigate the risks from those who might want to victimize our students, or even themselves, for online personal gain. It is also amazing to see how many educators are unaware that their online behaviour, outside of school hours, can lead to discipline and even termination. Our Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy 101 presentation for educators will provide the needed information that will help to keep teachers and students safer, increase their privacy, decrease educator criminal, civial and internal liability challenges that comes with online use, and learn effective ways to protect their online digital footprint. Topics discussed in this presentation, which  is compliant with "BC’s Digital Literacy Framework” for schools

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Topics Covered

What is the Internet and Social Networking

Internet stats and fact

Emerging Online student trends

What are students doing online

Online Media Literacy, Ethics and Critical Thinking

Educator online risk management

How to ensure you are Freedom Of Information And Privacy Act compliant before storing or sharing class projects online

The threat of Internet pornography

How technology use has changed teen socializing, dating, schoolwork and sleep patterns (“Vamping”)

Why are students making undesirable decisions online

Plagarism, DIgital Cheating and Copyright Challenges In The Classroom

The reality of students "Cyberbaiting" teachers

Internet Chat abbreviations and acronyms all teachers should be aware of

"Mobile" the new frontier for students when it comes to Social Networking

The increasing popularity of Geo-Social Apps like, “Whisper”, “Parlor” and “Jott”

How teens are using broadcasting Apps such as “Periscope” and “Facebook Live”

How students are using Bluetooth to create school chat networks

Real-life case examples of Internet/Social Media/technology misuse by educators

Should teachers be "friending" students

The Good and Bad Of Mobile Apps

What is your "digital dossier" and how students and teachers are placing their reputation and privacy at risk when online

Why future employers, colleges and universities are checking a student's/teachers digital dossier or online branding

How educators can use Social Networks to their advantage

Why schools need to have clear policy on Social Media and tech device use on school property, & communicate same to staff, students & parents

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Internet Pro D For Educators Module 2 (optional add-on)

Cyberbullying & Sexting

 

Current academic peer-reviewed research has shown that cyber-bullying, or what we like to call Digital Peer Aggression, has increased in frequency given the ever-growing popularity of Social Networking.  It is also a fact that school educators, administrators and even parents are having to deal with this challenge at ever increasing rates.  Sexting too has become a challenge that schools are facing, with current research both here in Canada and the USA reporting that between 20-25% of our teens have engaged in some form of online sexting behaviour, the consequences of which often flow over to school life. This presentation is designed to shed some light on the facts surrounding these two online challenges, and what administrators, teachers and parents can do to help mitigate the often negative outcomes that come with such behaviours. Topics discussed in this presentation, which  is compliant with "BC’s Digital Literacy Framework” for schools

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Topics Covered

What are students doing on-line both positive and negative

What are the Social Media risks associated with both Cyber-Bullying and Sexting

What is Cyber-Bullying and Sexting and what it is not

Stats and facts surrounding Cyber-Bullying and Sexting

What makes Cyber-Bullying unique when compaired to face-to-face bullying

What is the difference between "Drama" and "Cyber-bullying"

What can Cyber-Bullying be

What are the signs that administrators, teachers and parents can look for to indicate that a student is being targeted on-line

What are some of the Cyberbullying countermeasures that can be utilized to deal with this online challenge

The Power of Empathy when it comes to Cyber-Bullying

Cyber-bullying and Canadian Law

Canadian Case Studies specific to cyberbullying and schools

What are the four types of sexting behaviours that administrators, teachers and parents should be aware of

Sexting slang that educators should be aware of specific to text messaging

How sexting can be used to bully a student

Sexting and Canadian Law

The benefits of community based Restorative Justice programs when it comes to effectively dealing with "some" forms of cyber bullying and sexting

Sexting Damage control

Why schools need to have clear policy on cyber-bullying & sexting & communicate same to staff, students & parents

The Canadian Charter Of Right and how it relates to the freedom of speech specific to cyber-bullying and sexting

Plus much, much more

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Education is the first step in keeping our kids safer in this technology-driven world. Technology is only a tool, we can determine its function & value because it's a conscious choice to do so. Research has shown, however, that without good digital literacy education it becomes more challenging for students to make the right online choices. It is not uncommon that students know more about the workings of the Internet and Social Networking than most educators do.  This presentation is designed to educate even the most computer illiterate teacher or counsellor.  Knowledge and the understanding and application of that knowledge is power. Our presentation will provide the knowledge, information and empowerment, based upon academically peer-reviewed research, case studies and relevant real-world examples that educators and counsellors need to know specific to what their students are doing online. The goal of our program:  to educate school staff on how to pro-actively discuss on-line "critical thinking”, decision-making skills and online ethics with their class. We show teachers how to help a student build a positive online reputation. We also spend a significant portion of this presentation, discussing developing Canadian Case Law, and how it relates to an educator’s criminal, civil and professional/personal liability, specific to the use of Social Media both in and out of the classroom. This would be an excellent program for a Pro-D training day. To date, over 400 schools and hundreds of thousands of students (and growing) in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Washington State have heard our very unique and empowering message in the past 36 months. Bring us in to present, and see why teachers, principals, parents and law enforcement internationally have all agreed that our program is one of the best they have heard on the topic of Internet and Social Media Safety. 

 

We love the fact that we are "disrupting" how Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy has traditionally been presented to educators, which has garnered us some critics, especially from those who see us as their competition. Our approach to sharing our information on this topic is “different”, and very  “current",  when compared to others in our industry, something that we are very proud of and why our programs have received 4 national awards. We love what we do, and how we do it !!!

Our work in the area of Internet/Social Media Safety was recognized with the prestigious 2013 Social Media Derek K Miller Award  (most inspiring social media user), for our unique work in the area of Internet/Social Media Safety both here in Canada and the United States. We are the only Company in Canada, to be recognized by a very respected panel of independent North American Social Media Experts for our work in this area. In 2014, The Governor General of Canada appointed Darren a Member of the Canadian Order of Merit. Awarded to Darren for his exceptional merit and contributions in his policing career, community service, and his unique work with youth in both online and offline safety. In 2015 Darren and Beth were also awarded the very prestigious British Columbia Community Achievement Award, for their commitment to providing critical information to students in the area of Internet and Social Media safety and digital literacy. In October 2015 Darren also received the 2015 Telus Outstanding Canadian Police Officer/Program Award; a National award that recognizes individuals, programs or organizations that have made a significant impact towards keeping Canadians safer online. In February 2017 The BC Government & Radius SFU awarded Brandon, with the 2017 BC Social Innovations Youth Award for his work and advocacy with youth, tweens, teens and adults in the areas of social media safety and digital literacy

See what other educators have said about this program HERE

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LOVE THE EFFORTS OF DARREN LAUR IN SCHOOLS; HIS APPROACH IS RIGHT IN LINE WITH MINE ON HOW BEST TO REACH STUDENTS 

Dr. Sameer Hinduja

Cyberbullying Research Center

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(LAUR) IS A DYNAMIC PRESENTER WHO EMPOWERS STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF THE INTERNET WHILE ALSO TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT PRIVACY, PERSONAL SAFETY AND MENTAL HEALTH.

Kathy Weymiller

Director of Community Outreach for Peninsula School District

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2 hours

3 hours (with optional cyberbullying and sexting module)

Seminar Cost:

Greater Victoria:

$750.00 plus GST 2 hour program

$850.00 plus GST 3 hour program

 

Outside Greater Victoria: Please CONTACT US for a quote

Guarantee:

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:

Unlimited

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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