Internet Safety For Educators II 


“The White Hatter"

A Pro-D Day Presentation For Administrators, Teachers, School Counsellors & Even Parents on

Cyberbullying & Sexting


Current academic peer reviewed research has shown that cyber-bullying, or what we like to call Digital Peer Aggression, has increased in frequency given the ever growing popularity of Social Networking.  It is also a fact that school educators, adminstrators and even parents are having to deal with this challenge at ever increasing rates.  Sexting too has become a challenge that schools are facing, with current research both here in Canada and the USA reporting that between 20-25% of our teens have engaged in some form of on-line sexting behaviour, the consequences of which often flow over to school life. This presentation is designed to shed some light on the facts surrounding these two on-line challenges, and what administrators, teachers and parents can do to help mitigate the often negative outcomes that come with such behaviours. Topics coverd in this presention include:


  • What are students doing on-line both positive and negative
  • What are the Social Media risks associated with both Cyber-Bullying and Sexting
  • What is  Cyber-Bullying and Sexting and what it is not
  • Stats and facts surrounding Cyber-Bullying and Sexting
  • What makes Cyber-Bullying unique when compaired to face-to-face bullying
  • What is the difference between "Drama" and "Cyber-bullying"
  • What can Cyber-Bullying be
  • What are the signs that administrators, teachers and parents can look for to indicate that a student is being targeted on-line
  • What are some of the Cyber-Bullying countermeassures that can be utilized to deal with this on-line challenge
  • The Power of Empathy when it comes to Cyber-Bullying
  • Cyber-bullying and Canadian Law
  • Canadian Case Studies specific to cyberbullying and schools
  • What are the four types of sexting behaviours that administrators, teachers and parents should be aware of
  • Sexting slang that educators should be aware of specific to text messaging
  • How sexting can be used to bully a student
  • Sexting and Canadian Law
  • The benefits of community based Restorative Justice programs when it comes to effetively dealing with "some" forms of cyber bullying and sexting
  • Sexting Damage control
  • What are the legal responsibilities of schools specific to cyber-bullying and sexting
  • Why schools need to have clear policy on cyber-bullying & sexting & communicate same to staff, students & parents
  • The Canadian Charter Of Right and how it relates to the freedom of speech specific to cyber-bullying and sexting
  • Plus much, much more


Knowledge and the understanding and application of that knowledge is power. 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. Our presentation provides the knowledge and information, based upon academically peer reviewed research, case studies and relvant real world examples as well as Darren's many years of exerience helping students who were targetes of cyber-bullying or "nudes" gone wrong challenges. This program is a “must" for administrators, teachers, counsellors and EA’s, specific to the issues and challenges of cyber-bullying and sexting, and their associated criminal, civil and professional liabilities that educators can face, and what can be done to minimize those liabilities. If you are a school looking for a Pro-D day presentation that will meet and exceed the provincial government's directive of ensuring that schools dedicate professional development time every year to the topic of bullying, then this program is for you.  


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       Picture: Alina Konevski / Abbotsford News


Darren has dedicated his life to public safety and is both a provincial and  nationally decorated law enforcement professional; Darren is a serving Staff Sergeant with over 29 years of policing experience, 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 an internationally court recognized personal safety expert, published award winning author and a highly sought after public/keynote speaker who specializes in the area of  Personal Safety both on-line and off-line. Darren is deeply immersed in social media, both on and off the job, has been teaching digital safety for the pat 12 years and has written over 100 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 hereIf you are a school, or school district, looking for a "Professional Development" program on the topics of cyberbullying and sexting that is specifically designed for educators, we are that program, and we will travel anywhere in Canada or the United States to present.


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 2015 British Columbia Community Achievement Award, for their commitment to providing critical information to students in the area of Interent and Social Media safety and digital literacy. 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.


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Community Minded

Every year a portion of our profits are given back to the community to financially support three not-for-profit organizations in British Columbia who are dedicated to helping youth in need when it comes to bullying and suicide prevention; NEED2Bullying Ends Here, and Stop A Bully.  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." 


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Seminar Length:

90 Minutes 


Seminar Cost: 

Greater Victoria $350.00 (rate includes all taxes).  Outside Greater Victoria please call for a quote. 


Class Size: 

Unlimited.  We have preseted to audiences of 20 to 1600 participants  in size.


**SPECIAL**: Bundle our Internet Safety For Educators I program with this program and save $150.00


Prices listed reflect programs delivered in the Greater Victoria area.  For those who are interested in our programs outside of Greater Victoria, please contact us directly for a quote

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