Internet Safety & Digital Literacy For  Schools Grade 6-7 Intermediate

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Internet Safety For Schools Grades 6-7

Internet Safety and Digital Literacy Education 101 for Intermediate students

 

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 

 

This session, which is compliant with the BC’s Digital Literacy Framework for schools, is designed to provide grade 6 to 7 youth with the fundamental knowledge that is necessary to engage in today’s online social environments. With over 25 years of experience in safety and online security training, we have recognized a serious need to address these concerns at an earlier age. Young people today are far more knowledgeable about technology than the generation before them. It is vital to encourage and empower kids, as well as provide them with the proper tools and knowledge to be able to ensure their safety as they have the potential to do some really amazing and innovative things in these online settings. However, excitement and passion can blind anyone, not just students, to the potential dangers of being connected to everyone and everything at any given time. 

 

Our company conveys the importance of privacy and the lack thereof online. We show students the significance of etiquette online, and how someone should portray themselves as their digital footprint or digital dossier is always recorded and easily searchable. We provide methods and tips on how to stay safe from cybercriminals. Lastly, we address cyberbullying and online aggression as a serious offense that can have serious legal, social, personal, and psychological consequences.

 

The overall theme of this presentation is to urge our young audience to understand that nothing we do online is private, even if a screen name is used. Whether someone is committing a crime, or simply posting their latest selfie, everything is tracked and searchable. Even cyberbullies who feel protected by the cloak of anonymity online aren't hidden as much as they would like to think.

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Topics Covered

 

Privacy

  • The extent of tracking technology

  • How we are tracked

  • Ways to protect your privacy

Cybersecurity 

  • Mobile device security

  • Securing online account

  • Social media safe behaviours

Gaming

  • Why gaming is no different from other online platforms

  • Current concerns with online games

Responsibility

  • Online ethics

  • Law as it applies to online activities

  • Personal brand reputation management

Identity

  • Value of your identity

  • How to protect your identity

  • Ways identity is stolen​

Cyberbullying

  • The law

  • Consequences

  • Inappropriate photos

  • Case examples and how to prevent

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 and 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. This presentation is designed to provide students with proactive reflective online critical thinking and decision making strategies, that youth can immediately put to good use.  Knowledge and the understanding and application of that knowledge is power. Our presentation provides the knowledge, information, and empowerment, based on academically peer-reviewed research, case studies that tweens, teens, and young adults need to know. In addition, we bring our first-hand experiences in helping students, parents, and educators with some of the challenges students we have helped faced. The goal of our program; to educate students on how to be safer, more digitally literate, savvy, and resilient while participating in the online world. To date, over 450 schools and hundreds of thousands of students (and growing) in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Oregon State, and Washington State have heard our very unique and empowering message. Bring The White Hatter in to present and experience why students, teachers, principals, parents and law enforcement internationally have all agreed, that our program is one of the best they have heard on the topic