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 topics of Internet/Social Media Safety and digital citizenship for this age group.

 

We love the fact that we are disrupting how social media safety and digital literacy has traditionally been presented in schools, which has garnered us some critics. 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 international acclaim and 5 awards. We love what we do, and how we do it!

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Why our elementary school 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, counsellors, business professionals, and law enforcement throughout North America have all agreed that our presentation was the “best" and most "in-depth" they have experienced on the topic. Our presentations stand out as a “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, and what students can do now to protect their digital footprint. The goal of our internet and social media safety program is not to instil 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. 

Awards

Our work in the area of internet and social media safety has been recognized by various awards.

  • 2013 Social Media Derek K Miller Award (most inspiring social media user), for our unique work in the area of internet and social media safety both in Canada and the United States. Voted by a very respected panel of independent North American social media experts

  • In 2014, The Governor General of Canada appointed Darren a Member of the Canadian Order of Merit for is works with students

  • 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 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

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.

Academic Rigour

Our programs are designed not only from extensive experience but also academic support. Members of The White Hatter Team come from a verity of backgrounds in formal post-secondary education and bring a breadth of knowledge with how technology impacts the world from each individual and society.

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.

Speak With Students

When we present, we speak “with” the students and not “at” the students. Our program is not just a presentation, but also an educational experience that involves all modalities of learning. Our dynamic teaching style and professional background, combined with extensive use of multimedia in the presentation provides a personal connection with students at an emotional, psychological and even a physical level. We present our information in ways that are direct, open, honest, and empathetic. Our real-world delivery of information is what makes our presentation so very different from all the other programs, and thus why it is so well received by our presentation participants.

Bring Our Own Equipment

We bring all our own equipment (laptop, projector, microphone, and auditorium sound system); all you need to provide is a table, screen, electrical cord, and power source.

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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Brandon, your presentation was incredible, informational and somewhat shocking. Would you please check my Facebook privacy. Thank you for opening my eyes both for myself as well as my students.

Teacher

Unsworth Elementary School

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Seminar Length:

90 minutes, and yes we can hold the attention of grade 6 & 7 students for this length of time. Don't believe us? Check out the testimonials from students, teachers, and principals here or connect with us directly, and we will provide you with references that back up our claim.

Seminar Cost:

Greater Victoria: $350.00 plus GST

Outside Greater Victoria: Please CONTACT US for a quote

Class Size:

Unlimited, any size of class and school we can handle.

*NEW* Live Interactive Video Classroom Presentation

Although nothing beats a live in-person presentation, the White Hatter Team understands that sometimes travel expenses for a live event can be cost prohibitive. Virtual Live video presentations, is a cost-effective quality educational alternative that we can now offer from the White Hatter Studio.

 

We can beam The White Hatter directly to you and your class!

 

Requirements

  • Classroom size no more than 30 students

  • Internet access 1.2 Mbps up/down (if you can skype or Google Hangout you are good)

  • Video projection ability (projector, TV, or SMART Board)

  • Webcam, which allows us to see and interact with the class

  • Microphone (may be built into the webcam)

  • Audio (speakers)

 

Cost

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!

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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