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.
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.
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.
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.
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.