Live HD Broadcast, VOD, Premiere, In-Person
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. This program addresses:
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
Live Broadcasting of this program includes a Q&A portion
The White Hatter Broadcasting Studio is more than just a laptop webcam meeting. We use a professionally outfitted multi-media broadcasting studio with multiple (6) camera angles. Using best in industry webinar-based professional broadcasting software and hardware. We provide a safe, secure, and private online webinar experience, using industry-leading software, to provide a high-definition video (1080p) and audio online learning environment that is second to none. We also have the ability to seamlessly integrate with other virtual programs such as ZOOM, TEAMS, BLUEJEANS, SKYPE or any other web-based platform if requested.
Program Service Options
What Makes Our Programs Special
Live HD Broadcast
The White Hatter Broadcasting Studio is more than just a laptop webcam meeting. We use a professionally outfitted multi-media broadcasting studio with multiple (6) camera angles. Using best in industry webinar-based professional broadcasting software and hardware. We provide a safe, secure, and private online webinar experience, to provide high-definition video (1080p) and audio online learning environment. We also can seamlessly integrate with other virtual programs such as Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, Skype or any other web-based platform if requested.
HD Live Broadcasting is quickly becoming superior to in-person programming by reaching more participants than ever before. No need to travel, more affordable, and replayability on select programs. Anonymous interaction tools like Q&A generate better participant questions. Overall, broadcasting offers more engaging and captivating performances from all the video inputs, displays, and effects.
Live Broadcasting of this program includes a Q&A portion
Premiere Group Recording Access
Premiere Access is a Video on Demand program provided at a group rate accessible to a school, business, or community organization. Premiere Access serves as a great option for parent groups and entire school communities looking to host quality programing at any time and anywhere for community members to access when comfortable or appropriate for participants to do so. These are recorded, edited, and produced videos similar to Video on Demand only distributed among an entire group.
Video On Demand (VOD)
Video on Demand (VOD) from The White Hatter provides recorded, edited, and produced videos anytime and anywhere. These are created in our very own studio by team members. These programs are NOT simple recordings of our live presentations or video meetings. They are independently created covering similar topics but presented differently in a TV or movie-style format. The White Hatter VOD programs are handled by Vimeo, a well-established video hosting, and sharing platform since 2004.
VOD serves as a great ideal option for single-family streaming or individual classroom access at a highly affordable price, like renting a movie. There is no need to coordinate with our office to access these programs. VOD offers the most flexibility for schools, families, businesses, and community groups.
The traditional delivery method of The White Hatter’s award-winning programs. We bring all our own equipment when able (laptop, projector, microphone, and auditorium sound system). All you need to provide is a table, screen, electrical cord, power source, and an audience. Our programs are highly engaging, captivating, energetic, and passionate performances that relate to audiences to successfully convey our message of digital literacy and internet safety.
The White Hatter Experience
What Makes Our Programs Special
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.
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 instill fear or negate opportunities, rather to enlighten, empower, and enable participants to make informed online choices.
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.
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 programs have intervened in the lives of many, especially in our grade school programs where 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.
Bring Our Own Equipment
For our In-person programs, 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.
Our programs are designed not only from extensive experience but also academic support. Members of The White Hatter Team come from a variety of backgrounds in formal post-secondary education and bring a breadth of knowledge with how technology impacts the world from each individual and society.