Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Literacy Education 101 For Parents

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Burnaby Mountain Secondary School

8800 Eastlake Drive

Burnaby, BC V3J 7X5

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What is the Internet and Social Networking?

  • Internet stats and fact, emerging on-line teen trends.
  • What are our kids doing on-line. On-line ethics. On-line media literacy and critical thinking.
  • Plagerism and Copyright Law specific to downloading on-line. Parental risk management.
  • Why parents need to be good role models.
  • The threat of Internet pornography.
  • When to be concerned when your child is on-line
  • How technology use has changed teen socializing, dating, schoolwork and sleep cycles (“Vamping”)
  • The four step process to Internet safety that all parents should know
  • Hardware/Software monitoring/protection issues
  • Internet filtering the pros and cons
  • Internet Chat abbreviations and acronyms all parents should be aware of
  • What are Chat Rooms, Instant Messaging, and SMS/MMS texting and how to stay safe while using them
  • Emotional, psychological and physical challenges surrounding on-line addictions to pornography, gaming and gambling
  • Cell phone/ Smart Phone and Web Cam safety
  • "Mobile" the new frontier for Internet access and Social Networking
  • The good and bad of Social Networks such as "Facebook", "Twitter", "Tumblr", "Instagram", "Snapchat" , "Vine" and Ask.fm”
  • The increasing popularity of Geo-Social Apps like “YikYak”, “Whisper”, “Parlor” and “Jott”
  • How teens are using broadcasting Apps such as “Periscope” and “Meerkat"
  • Real-life case examples of Internet/Social Media/technology mis-use and good-use
  • How to ensure your child's Social Network is secure
  • Decoy Apps kids are using to hide their interactions
  • What is your child's"digital dossier" and how they are placing their reputation and privacy at risk when on-line
  • Why future employeers, colleges and universities are checking your child's digital dossier
  • Things parents can do immediately to protect their child's digital dossier & online branding
  • Why your child needs to consider that everything they do on-line is public, permanent and searchable no matter what their privacy settings
  • The dangers of Screen Names and Profiles
  • Internet/Social Media 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 with your child
  • Actual Social Engineering examples using local teen profiles on Facebook and Nexopia
  • What is Cyber Bullying/Digital Peer Aggression and what can be done to control it
  • What is Sexting and what be done to control it
  • The law as it relates to Cyber Bullying and Sexting and their unintended consequences
  • The benefits of community based Restorative Justice programs when it comes to effetively dealing with "some" forms of cyber bullying and sexting
  • Why Schools have a part to play but are not "the" only player in the protection process

Education is the first step in keeping our kids safer in this technology-driven world, and we believe parents play a very important role in this educational process. Technology is only a tool, we can determine its function & value because it's a conscious choice to do so. Research has shown however, that without good digital literacy education it becomes more challenging for students to make the right on-line choices. It is not uncommon that our children know more about the workings of the Internet and Social Networking than we as parents do. This presentation is designed to educate even the most computer illiterate parent. Knowledge and the understanding and application of that knowledge is power. Our presentation will provide the knowledge, information and empowerment, based upon academically peer reviewed research, case studies and relvant real world examples that parents need to know about the Internet and Social Networking. The goal of our program; to educate parents on how to help keep their children safer and become more digitally literate, savvy and resilient while on-line. To date, thousands of parents (and growing) in British Columbia have heard our very unique and very empowering "pro-active" message. Bring us in to present, and see why teachers, principals, parents and law enforcement have all agreed that our program is one of the best they have heard on the topic of Internet and Social Media Safety.


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Burnaby Mountain Secondary School

8800 Eastlake Drive

Burnaby, BC V3J 7X5

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