Social Media, Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship/Literacy Programs

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It has been estimated that there are approximately 3 billion people on-line, a large segment of which are children, pre-teens, teens, and young adults. As the Internet continues to grow in popularity, we are depending upon it more and more 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. 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 sexual predators will hunt their prey. Unfortunately, many of us who are using the Internet are not always taking the appropriate safety precautions to help mitigate the risks from those who might want to victimize our families or employees on-line for personal gain. Our 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.  The goal of our internet and Social Media safety program is not to instil fear or negate opportunities, rather the goal of our program is to empower and enable youth to make informed online choices.

We cover 10 keystone categories, specific to the topic of Social Media safety and digital literacy, in all our online safety presentations :

#1:   Online Safety, Security and Privacy

#2:   Online Ethics, Empathy and Judgement

#3:   Online Consumer/User Awareness and Self Image Identity

#4:   Online Emotional, Psychological and Physical Health

#5:   Online Information Search and Verification

#6:   Online Etiquette, Community Engagement and Relationships

#7:   Online Content Collection, Remixing and Publishing

#8:   Online Reputation

#9:   Online Digital Peer Aggression and Sexting

#10: Online Laws, Rights and Responsibilities  

Darren is deeply immersed in social media, both on and off the job, and has been teaching digital safety for the pat 12 years and has written over 100 articles on Internet and Social Media safety and security.  Darren is a recently retired Staff Sergeant with the VIctoria Police Department, with 30 years of policing experience and is also a Certified Advanced Open Source Intelligence / Social Media Investigator,  Darren is an internationally and court recognized safety expert, published award winning author and a highly sought after keynote speaker who  specializes in the area of Personal Safety both on-line and off-line.  No other company or program can bring the passion, on-line credentials, "real world” investigative experience and years of "learned" perspective that we can to this issue, given our unique educational and professional background. Find our Bio here. If you are a school, or school district, looking for a empowering program on Internet and Social Media Safety, we are that program, and we will travel anywhere in Canada or the United States to present.

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Our work in the area of Internet/Social Media Safety was recognized with the prestigious 2013 Social Media Derek K Miller Award  (most inspiring social media user), for our unique work in the area of Internet/Social Media Safety both here in Canada and the United States. We are the only Company in Canada to be recognized by a panel of  independent North American Social Media Experts for our work in this area.  In 2014, The Governor General of Canada appointed Darren a Member of the Order of Merit  of the Police Forces. Awarded to Darren for his exceptional merit and contributions in his policing career, community service, and his unique work with youth in both online and offline safety. 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 the area of Interent and Social Media safety. In October 2015 Darren also received the 2015 Telus Outstanding Canadian Police Officer/Program Award;National award that recognizes individuals, programs or organizations that have made a significant impact towards keeping Canadians safer online. In February 2017 The BC Government & Radius SFU awarded Brandon, with the 2017 BC Social Innovations Youth Award for his work and advocacy with youth, tweens, teens and adults in the areas of Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy 


We are so confident that our program will meet and exceed expectations, we now offer a 100% money back guarantee on the seminar cost of all our Internet Safety & Social Media for schools programs. If a school believes that our presentation did not provided their tweens, teens and young adults with important information to become more digitally literate, savvy and resilient when online, we will refund the cost of the seminar, minus any travel expenses. We are the first and only Internet and Social Media safety company in Canada to offer this money back guarantee !!!


Community Minded

Every year a portion of our profits are given back to the community to financially support two not-for-profit organizations who are dedicated to helping youth in need when it comes to bullying and suicide prevention; NEED2 and Bullying Ends Here, .  We are proud of the fact that  "We are a for profit company, striving to do well, by doing good for others in our community.” 

Internet and Social Media Safety Programs

Internet Safety For Jr and Sr High School

Internet Safety For Elementary Schools (Gr 4-5)

How Students Can Leverage Social Media For College/University and Career Opportunities 

Internet Safety For Parents

Internet Pro D For Educators I

Internet Pro D For Educators II

Cyber-Bullying and Sexting: A Pro-D presentation

Internet Safety For Organizations

Internet Safety For Seniors

Online Privacy

The Digital Dossier Audit

Onilne Background Checks

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