Internet Safety & Digital Literacy For School Grades 8-12 High

Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy Education 101 For Tweens, Teens and Young Adults

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Internet Safety For High School Grade 8-12

Internet Safety and Digital Literacy Education 101 For Teens and Young Adults

Helping Students 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 


It has been estimated that there are approximately 3 billion people online, a large segment of which are children, tweens, 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, socializing, business and commerce. There is no doubt that the Internet and Social Media have facilitated important positive connections and amazing accomplishments amongst our youth. 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, con-artists, and in rare cases sexual predators, will hunt their prey. Unfortunately, many tweens, teens and young adults who are using the Internet and Social Media, are not always taking the appropriate safety precautions to help mitigate the risks from those who might want to victimize others online for personal gain. Our pro-active multiple award-winning Social Media/Internet Safety and Digital Literacy 101 presentation for schools, will provide the needed information that will help to keep students safer, increase their privacy and protect their online digital footprint. We cover 10 foundational categories specific to the topic of online safety and digital literacy,  which is compliant with "BC’s Digital Literacy Framework”  for schools, which includes:


#1:   Safety, Security, and Privacy

#2:   Ethics, Empathy, and Judgement

#3:   Consumer and User Awareness

#4:   Emotional, Psychological and Physical Health

#5:   Information Search and Verification

#6:   Etiquette, Community Engagement, and Relationships

#7:   Copyright

#8:   Reputation Management

#9:   Cyberbullying, Digital Peer Aggression, and Sexting

#10: Laws, Rights, and Responsibilities

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Topics Covered


Where to turn for help both online & offline regarding cyberbullying or sexting gone wrong and depression

Why schools have a part to play

The law as it relates to cyberbullying and sexting and their unintended consequences

sexting, nudes, and intimate image

What is cyberbullying or digital peer aggression and what can be done to control it

Actual social engineering examples using social media

How the internet predator uses "social engineering" to build rapport

The predator's "grooming" process and the "lures" they use online

Online sexual predation, a "rarity" but still a "reality" students need to be aware of

Why students need to consider that everything they do online is public, permanent, and searchable no matter what their privacy settings

The good and bad of mobile apps

How to secure your social networks

Real-life case examples of internet/social media/technology desirable and less desirable behaviour

Using live streaming apps and things to consider when broadcasting

Geosocial networking apps and privacy concerns

The good and bad of Social Networks such as "Facebook", "Twitter", "Instagram", "Tumblr" ,"Instagram", "Snapchat", and “Tiktok"

Emotional, psychological and physical challenges surrounding problematic consumption of pornography, gaming and gambling

Things students can do immediately to protect their digital dossier & online reputation

Why future employers, colleges and universities are checking students digital dossier