School Based Internet Safety Program

SafeOnline Internet Safety Programs address the need within schools for pro-active, awareness-raising education that promotes positive online citizenship as well as assists parents and teachers be better online role models.

• Student : “Your Life Online” Presentations and Workshop
• Teacher : “Pro-D Day Crash Course in Online Youth Culture”
• Parent : “Parenting in a Digital World” Presentations

Our approach to youth problem-solving is supportive and engaging—ensuring a positive learning experience.

Students, teachers and parents are encouraged to:

  • Develop critical and reflective thinking skills
  • Enhance their communication competencies in digital literacy
  • Recognize their personal and social responsibilities
  • Make values-based decisions about how they act online
  • Take online harassment seriously and report it
  • Participate online as positive digital citizens

Age-appropriate student presentations are offered for Grades 4 through 12 and can be tailored to address specific requirements as requested. Students, teachers and parents can log in to a secure section of our website after the presentation or workshop to learn more about the examples, links, safety suggestions, resources and research referenced in the Presentation or Workshop.

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Your Life Online • Grade 4-5

Your Life Online for Grades 4-5 focuses on how students create their online identities as they begin to use more social media. We discuss what making the right choices looks and feels like, along with knowing when to walk away. The subject of proper behaviour online is stressed and what to do if they are being abused online. We touch briefly on never posting or taking inappropriate images and resources that are available to help students online.

Your Life Online • Grade 6-7

Your Life Online for Grades 6-7 stresses that students need to be the same person on and off the internet. Examples of how online abuse can happen, what students can do to prevent it and how to make changes in their lives to stop it. We discuss the emotional, social and future effects that come from different experiences on the internet. The message of never posting or sending sexual images online is strongly emphasized. Privacy online and using the internet for the positive our final message.

Your Life Online • Grade 8-10

Your Life Online for Grades 8-10 goes into detail about mistakes online that have had surprising consequences and the implications of permanent digital reputations. We discuss the personal ramifications of online harassment and abuse through anonymous and public venues. The importance of privacy and safety online are stressed throughout and a strong focus is put on the social and legal dangers of posting or sending a sexual message or image online. We wrap up with a look at how our society has shifted towards a larger online focus and that acting positively online can produce desirable results. Students are reminded to be aware of their actions and to make sure they are proud of the person they are online and off.

Workshops or Assemblies

Classroom Workshops

Interactive, experiential and residual – our 60-120 minute workshops are limited to 30 students and include both multimedia presentation and interactive components— dialogue, games, worksheets, quizzes and/or art projects. Content can scale from Grades 4-12 and addresses B.C. curriculum priorities by promoting critical and reflective thinking skills, communication competencies in digital literacy and enhanced personal and social responsibility in all online interactions.

Assemblies

Dynamic, quick and engaging—our multimedia assemblies include current examples, memes and trends. We focus on equipping youth to use their devices more safely, learn from example of bad online choices and learn about some of the amazing positive applications, communities and online movements.

• Small assembly: under 150 children or youth                • Large assembly: over 150 children or youth

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Parenting in a Digital Age

We believe that parents and teachers are a critical part of the solutions to online harm. Parenting today is challenging with children and youth involved in online technologies at earlier and earlier ages. While quick adopters of new technologies, youth are still amateur users without guidance of their elders. We can help you effectively keep up with technology and meet the challenges you are facing.

Our Parenting in a Digital Age workshop will give you practical ideas and the tools to make your children and safer. Parent advisory, grandparent, new parent and foster parent groups can all become better informed participants in their children’s online world.

Our two hour workshop mirrors the messages offered to students in “Your Life Online” workshops and assemblies.

Topic covered include:

  • Popular Social Media and Apps explained
  • Permanent digital reputations and their implications
  • Gaming positives and negatives
  • Online drama and abuse
  • Sexting and online pornography
  • Future trends in technology
  • Parenting with technology
  • Tips and tricks for staying safer online; establishing home internet use agreements, safer password choices, site privacy management, online scams and suggested online emergency resources
  • A take-away link to SafeOnline exclusive collection of educational sites for parents

As a whole school learning strategy many PACs have supported parent presentations to coincide with student assemblies and professional development workshops for teachers in their district. This offers students, and all of the adults who support and educate them, a common starting place for further dialogue, learning and growing. SafeOnline two-hour parent workshops include a multimedia presentation, follow-up resources and research-based content.

 

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Pro-D Day Crash Course in Online Youth Culture

Technology is impacting schools, learning and teaching. Students are changing—hand-held devices are common in all grade levels. The social dynamics of school environments are challenging. Being able to prepare students to use technology in ways that are personally and socially responsibly are stretching many educational professionals’ capacity.

Our Pro-D Day Crash Course will give you and your staff ideas on how to promote positive digital citizenship, improve online safety and utilize online resources within the classroom. Teachers will be provided an opportunity to ask questions during the workshop. Afterwards, participants will be provided with a link to our source material and research, additional references and follow-up classroom activities.

Topic covered include:

  • An overview of issues faced by youth online; youth online use rates, popular social media apps, gaming, permanent digital reputations, online drama and abuse, sexting and online porn.
  • how to improve online safety; ensuring school policy compliance, key safety messages to use, online evidence preservation and internet safety sites to use in the classroom.
  • how to promote positive digital citizenship; definitions, offering students alternatives to being ‘by-standers’, and how to promote good online decision-making.
  • utilize online resources within the classroom; examples of pro-social apps and sites to incorporate into classroom curricula and encouraging peer-led educational opportunities.

Sample agenda

  • 9:10-10:15 (55 mins) overview of issues youth face online and how to improve online safety for yourself and your students
  • 10:15-10:45 (30 mins) break
  • 10:45 – 11:30 (45 mins) how to promote positive Digital Citizenship and how to make the most of online resources in your classroom

SafeOnline three-hour educator workshops include a multimedia presentation, follow-up resources and research-based content.

This Pro-D Day Crash Course will give you knowledge to prepare students to use technology in ways that are personally and socially responsible.

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Format Description Time Price
Classroom Workshop (up to 30 students) interactive activities, multimedia presentation, online follow up resources and printed handouts 90-120 min. $375
Small assembly (under 150 students) multimedia presentation, question period, online follow up resources and printed handouts 70-90 min. $475
Large assembly (over 150 students) multimedia presentation, question period, online follow up resources and printed handouts 50-70 min. $675
Parent Workshop multimedia presentation, question period, online follow up resources and printed handouts 90-120 min. $475
Professional Development Presentation multimedia presentation, question period, online follow up resources and printed handouts 90 mins to full day upon request

SafeOnline recognizes that our presentations are most effective when audiences have access to resources after our presentations to continue the dialogue with their families, share something they learned or do some of the steps we suggest to getting safe online. We offer you a a lot of information in a short period of time so following your event, sign in to the login section of our website, and access the valuable links, resources and research referenced in your presentation or workshop.

 

The Safe Online Outreach Society is a federal charitable organization (Canada #86021 9641 RR0001) and a registered non-profit society  (British Columbia #S45067).