Supporting Youth Being Targeted by, Aggression, Cyberbullying, Threats, Hacks, and Violence

Anyone online can be a target of aggression, threats, hacks, and violence. Young people being more inquisitive of different online platforms and oftentimes more familiar with the internet than their primary caregivers can be at greater risk of having negative interactions. Sometimes simply deleting the message or blocking someone will not stop motivated targeted attacks. Emotional vulnerability is a legitimate risk to those who are still developing into adulthood. Young people may attempt to deal with these challenges themselves and not ask for help. When small online aggression becomes threats, safety concerns are real, even if the intention was false.

This program aims to help parents and caregivers support youth who may find themselves subject to various forms of aggression online. We will outline concerning signs to looks for. The diverse forms of aggression takes will be examined ranging from simple messages, threats of violence to more elaborate hacks. We will overview the support process during response and recovery periods in how you can most effetely help. Working with police, schools, and how to overcome barriers will be addressed. In extreme situations what are legal options available to you.

Many topics in the program are applicable to people of all ages who are being targeted

Supporting Youth Being Targeted by Aggression Cyberbullying Threats Hacks Violence

Potential challenges and prevention process

• Types of aggressors: schoolmates, friends, random online encounters
• The forms of aggression can take - stalking, aggressing messages, hacks, doxing
• How to protect from common aggression forms
• Identifying situations that need response

Response process

• Assessing the risk
• Technological solutions from settings changes to complete disconnects
• Working with law enforcement and your child’s school
• What information you should/need to collect and provide

Recovery process

• Tools available to you as a caregiver
• Monitoring for any future encounters
• Legal actions


Why Our Programs 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.


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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