Internet Safety and Digital Literacy for Teens Ages 15+ (Grades 8-12)

Many teens 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, exist. Unfortunately, many teens and young adults who are online, 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 Internet Safety/Social Media 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 school curriculum such as the"BC’s Digital Literacy Framework” for schools, which includes:

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.

This virtual live training provides the knowledge, information, and empowerment, based on academically peer-reviewed research, case studies, and our investigative experience that 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 online challenges they have 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 700 schools and hundreds of thousands of students (and growing) in the provinces of British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Oregon State, and Washington State have heard our very unique and empowering message.

Topics Covered

• Online Safety, Security, and Privacy
• Online Ethics, Empathy, and Judgement
• Online Consumer and User Awareness
• Online Emotional, Psychological and Physical Health
• Online Critical Thinking, Information Search, and Verification
• Online Etiquette, Community Engagement, and Relationships
• Online Copyright Challenges
• Online Reputation Management
• Online Laws, Rights, and Responsibilities

Bonus Q&A Available on Request

Minutes
60

Why Our Program are So Different From Those 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" programs, thus why our programs have been heard by more students and have won more awards, than any other programs in North America over the past 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 we can do now to protect their digital footprint. The goal of our programs is not to instil fear or negate opportunities, rather the goal of our program is to enlighten, empower, and enable to make informed online choices. We show 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 our team member, with the 2017 BC Social Innovations Youth Award for his work and advocacy with youth, tweens, teens, and adults.

  • In 2018 three team members were awarded the BC Medal of Good Citizenship.

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 behaviour. We are also very proud of the fact that our presentation has intervened in the lives of students, who were contemplating suicide or self-harm as an option because they were in crisis or 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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