Presentations for Schools

Internet safety and digital literacy programs for schools from grade 4-12. We have presentations for students, teachers, and parents

For Students

 

In-person

Virtual Live Video

Leveraging Social Media for Students

Grades 9-12 & University

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This program is primarily designed for students between grades 9 - 12, or for those students who are already attending a college or university and will soon be looking for a job/career. There is an increasing number of post-secondary institutions and employers searching for new applicants’ online digital dossier as a part of their hiring process and ongoing employee risk assessment. This program will provide students with proven techniques to optimize and leverage their overall online and social media presence. We show students how to create a positive online brand so that they stand out in a positive way when it comes to university, college, and career opportunities. This program helps students take more control over their digital lives and make the internet and social media work in their benefit.

In-person

Virtual Live Video

Internet Safety and Digital Literacy Grades 4 - 5

(Elementary School)

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The first presentation in the award-winning White Hatter student education programs provides the fundamentals every student needs to be familiar with in today’s world. The concepts in this session will carry throughout each student’s lifetime in how they traverse the digital world. At this level, the emphasis is on understanding the realities of technology, such as the concepts of privacy, security, positive opportunities, consequences of inappropriate behaviour, and cyberbullying. Designed for a grade 4 - 5 age group, this interactive and entertaining presentation keeps students’ attention while speaking their language. This results in effective and valuable learning outcomes. Students and teachers always leave having learned new information and feeling more confident in how they use their technology safely.

In-person

Virtual Live Video

Internet Safety and Digital Literacy Grades 6 - 7

(Intermediate School)

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Pre-teens are constantly faced with a rapidly developing world, offline and online. This presentation addresses the common behaviours, concerns, and questions for grade 6 - 7 students. At this level, we begin highlighting the idea of reputation in how your digital identity will follow throughout a lifetime. This program takes a holistic approach with addressing the technical, behavioural, cultural, and legal aspects that make up safety and digital literacy. A large component in this presentation emphasizes cyberbullying and how to deal with it, including the legal consequences of engaging in this behaviour.

In-person

Virtual Live Video

Internet Safety and Digital Literacy Grades 6 - 8

(Middle School)

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Education is the first step in keeping students 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. However, research has shown that without good digital literacy education, it becomes more challenging for students to make the right online choices. This presentation is designed to provide middle school students with proactive, reflective, online critical thinking and decision making strategies, that youth can immediately put to good use. This presentation provides knowledge, information, and empowerment based on peer-reviewed research and case studies that tweens and teens need to know. The goal of our program is to educate students on how to be safer and more digitally literate, savvy, and resilient while participating in the online world.

In-person

Virtual Live Video

Internet Safety and Digital Literacy Grades 8-12

(High School)

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This proactive, multiple award-winning internet safety and digital literacy presentation will provide high school students with the needed information that will help to keep them safer, increase their privacy, and protect their online digital footprint. This presentation covers 10 foundational categories specific to the topic of online safety and digital literacy, which is compliant with BC’s Digital Literacy Framework for schools, which includes:

  • Online safety, security, and privacy

  • Digital ethics, empathy, and judgement

  • Online consumer awareness and self-image identity

  • Emotional, psychological, physical, and social online health 

  • Online information searching and verification

  • Digital etiquette, online community engagement, and digital relationships

  • Online content collection, remixing, and publishing

  • Digital reputation management

  • Online challenges surrounding aggression, cyberbullying, and sexting

  • Laws, rights, and responsibilities specific to online content

For Parents

 

In-person

Internet Safety and Digital Literacy for Parents

Presentation Options

We believe that parents are the keystones when it comes to educating young online users about the safe, appropriate and responsible use of digital technology. Yes, we parents are critical in helping our children to make good online decisions both inside and outside of the home. Unfortunately, many parents feel overwhelmed and under-informed on how to best talk, mentor and participate with their kids in this ever-evolving digital world. This presentation will provide parents with a practical digital toolbox that contains the most current evidence-based research, information and online trends they need to know, to help their child proactively understand the enabling power of digital technology. We will also provide parents with the knowledge and information needed to teach their kids how to mitigate the sometimes unintended consequences of high risk/undesirable online behaviour.

For Educators

 

In-person

Internet Safety and Digital Literacy For Educators

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It is not uncommon that students know more about the workings of the internet and social media than most educators do. This presentation is designed to educate even the most computer illiterate teacher, counsellor, or school administrator. Our presentation will provide the knowledge, information and empowerment based upon peer-reviewed research, case studies, and relevant real-world examples that educators and counsellors need to know, specific to what their students are doing online. The goal of this program: to educate school staff on how to proactively discuss online critical thinking, decision-making skills, and online ethics with their class. We show teachers how to help a student build a positive online reputation. We also spend a significant portion of this presentation, discussing developing Canadian case law and how it relates to an educator’s criminal, civil, and professional or personal liability regarding the use of social media, both in and out of the classroom. This is an excellent program for any Pro-D training day. 

In-person

Digital Professionalism for Educators

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An educator’s digital activities leave traces—both public and private--that others can find to build individual and organizational profiles—and even sell! Many educators have had little training in developing or managing a professional digital footprint. They may be technically savvy regarding the use of social networking and web 2.0 sites, yet don’t often understand the permanence & persistence of digital data, the ways in which their personal and professional data can be aggregated, & how that data can affect them professionally. The goal of this session is empowering professional educators with the knowledge and skills to establish, grow, & manage their digital footprints, as well as the digital footprints of their schools and school districts.

In-person

Using Online Tools in Education & Privacy Law (FIPPA)

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Public schools, faculty and staff have particular obligations when they encourage or require students to use online tools in the classroom that require the sharing of  “personal information”, but they don’t often understand that “personal information” means more than names, birth dates, and/or addresses.  Privacy legislation increasingly impacts schools’ and educators’ use of online tools in the classroom, and their need to stay on the right side of the law.  In this presentation, Julia Hengstler will provide important information that will assist educators in identifying effective strategies and resources to use in the classroom for managing privacy, and minimize exposure of personal information in compliance with the BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)  

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