How Students Can Leverage SM

How Students Can Leverage Social Media for University, College and Career Opportunities


This program is a great follow-up to our extremely popular “Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy Education 101 For Tweens, Teens and Young Adults”, and primarily designed for students in grades 11 and 12, or for those students who are already attending a college or university, and will soon be looking for a job/career.  

Given that we know that an increasing number of post secondary institutions and employers will search an applicant’s online digital dossier as a part of their filtering/hiring process, this program will provide students with proven techniques to optimize and leverage their social media presence, when it comes to university, college and career opportunities.

We will show students: 

How they can use Social Media to leverage and optimize their university, college and career opportunities

How they can improve their online digital dossiers

The top 6 Social Media networks that we recommend they use to leverage and optimize their application process

Why and how universities, colleges and employers are using Social Media when recruiting or hiring students 

How they can claim the first page of Google search results, when their name is searched

Plus much much more

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Darren has dedicated his life to public safety, and is both a provincial and nationally decorated law enforcement professional; Darren recently retired from the Victoria Police Department as a highly respected Staff Sergeant with 29 years of policing experience (including being involved in the HR recruiting/hiring process), as well as a Certified Advanced Open Source Intelligence / Social Media Investigator, and has a strong interest/background in on-line and social media investigations, safety, security and privacy. Darren is deeply immersed in social media, both on and off the job, has taught digital safety for the past 12 years and has written hundreds of articles and a book on Internet and Social Media safety and security.  No other company or program can bring the passion, on-line credentials, "real world” police investigative experience and years of "learned" perspective that we can to this issue, given our unique educational and professional background.  Find our Bio here

Having presented to over 340,000 Jr and Sr High School students, 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 very respected 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 Canadian Order of Merit. 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 Internet and Social Media safety. In October 2015 Darren also received the 2015 Telus Outstanding Canadian Police Officer/Program Award; a 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 

Seminar Length:

75 minutes

Seminar Cost: 

Greater Victoria: $350.00 plus GST

Outside Greater Victoria: Please call for a quote

Class Size: 

Unlimited, but class size prefered given ability to interact


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 !!!


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