CYBERBULLYING

In fact, mobile communications in 2014 has now outnumbered both desktop and laptop computers as the number one way that our kids are connecting on-line.

As the Internet continues to grow in popularity, we are depending upon it at an increasing rate to conduct everyday life, which also includes the sharing of private and at times very sensitive information about ourselves with others on-line knowingly, and at times unknowingly.

Bullying Ends Here is very pleased to partner with Social Media and Cyberbullying Experts Darren and Beth LAUR.

This award winning presentation is designed to provide students with pro-active “reflective” on-line “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 presentation provides the knowledge, information and empowerment, based upon academically peer reviewed research, case studies and relevant real world examples that tweens, teens and young adults need to know. The goal of the program; to educate students on how to be safer and become more digitally literate, savvy and resilient while participating in the on-line world.

Many who are now on-line 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 on-line.  It is a reality however, that the Internet (just like the real world) has also created an on-line virtual environment where thieves, vandals, conartists, and in rare cases sexual predators, will hunt their prey. Unfortunately many tweens, teens and young adults who are using the Internet and Social Media, are not always taking the appropriate safety precautions to help mitigate the risks from those who might want to victimize others on-line for personal gain

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This pro-active award winning Social Media/Internet Safety 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 on-line digital footprint.

By the start of year 2013, it was estimated that there were approximately 3 billion people on-line, a large segment of which were children, tweens, teens, and young adults.

  • What is the Internet and Social Networking

  • Internet and Social Media stats and fact

  • Teens and their emerging on-line trends

  • On-line Ethics/Values

  • On-line media literacy and critical thinking

  • Plagerism and Copyright Law specific to downloading on-line

  • What are Chat Rooms, Instant Messaging, and SMS/MMS texting and how to stay safe while using them

  • Cell phone/ Smart Phone and Web Cam safety

  • What is your “digital dossier” and how students are placing their reputation and privacy at risk when on-line

  • Why future employeers, colleges and universities are checking a student’s digital dossier

  • Things students can do immediately to protect their digital dossier & online branding

  • The good and bad of Social Networks such as “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “Skype”, “Tumblr” ,”Instagram”, “Snapchat”, “Vine” and “Ask.fm”

  • Real-life case examples of Internet/Social Media/technology mis-use and good-use

  • How to secure your Social Networks

  • “Mobile” the new frontier for Internet access and Social Networking

  • The Good and Bad Of Mobile Apps

  • Why students need to consider that everything they do on-line is public, permanent and searchable no matter what their privacy settings

  • Safe Blogging

  • On-line sexual predation, a “rarity” but still a “reality” students need to be aware of

  • The Predator’s “grooming” process and the “lures” they use in Chat Rooms and Social Networks

  • How the Internet predator uses “Social Engineering” to build rapport

  • Actual Social Engineering examples using Facebook and Nexopia

  • What is Cyber Bullying/Digital Peer Aggression and what can be done to control it

  • What is Sexting and what can be done to control it

  • The law as it relates to Cyber Bullying and Sexting and their unintended consequences

  • Where to turn for help both on-line & off-line regarding peer aggression, sexting gone wrong and depression

  • Why schools have a part to play

Topics discussed in this presentation include:

Bring us 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

As one very experienced BC teacher recently stated,

“one of the most powerful and impactful presentations I have heard in my teaching career !!!”