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Grades 3-4, Let's Start with Safety
Designed to get the youngest users familiar with the basics of cell phone, gaming and social media safety.
We'll cover protecting your personal information and passwords, who we should (and shouldn't) be interacting with online, appropriate social media and text usage, hacking, cyberbullying and how to handle inappropriate material found or sent digitally. We'll touch briefly on inappropriate pictures and the people who try to trick you into sending them. There will be a strong emphasis on how to get help within apps and gaming environments and when to get a trusted adult's help. At 45 minutes this program is a little shorter to keep in line with their attention spans.
Grades 5-6, TweenTime Tactics for Digital Self Defense
Designed to provide novice social media users with best practice information and introduce the concepts of their online image and digital footprint.
In this session we'll reinforce the basics of digital safety by covering oversharing, why personal information should remain private, sending and receiving inappropriate photos, how to safely following celebrities, thinking through video challenges, going live, using video calling and how to avoid Creepers (predators) online. There will be a strong emphasis on how to get help within apps and gaming environments and when to get a trusted adult's help. 50 minutes.
Grades 7-8, Social Media Survival Guide for Middle School
Designed to motivate students to be aware of how they represent themselves through social media and it's consequences, to report various types of abuse and avoid online exploitation by peers and Creepers (predators).
In middle school we'll reinforce basic digital safety, protecting your devices and understanding how they store information, a brief overview of cyberbullying self-defense, oversharing, sexting, sextortion and avoiding Creepers. This session includes a frank discussion of sexting and it’s social and legal consequences, using short-term social consequences to motivate change. We'll also discuss where photos can end up and who might be waiting for them. Additional topics include challenges and status seeking behavior. Students will develop a game plan - to include proactive care and reaching out to a trusted adult - if things go wrong online. 50 minutes.
Grades 9-10, Social Media Survival Guide for Freshman and Sophomores
Designed to encourage social media image management, avoid exploitation/self-exploitation and introduce the idea of the consequences of social media behavior - social and legal.
In high school we'll review basic digital safety, protecting your devices and data, where and when data is stored, a brief overview of cyberbullying, oversharing, sexting, sextortion and Creepers (predators). This session includes a frank discussion of sexting and it’s social and legal consequences, where photos can end up and who might be waiting for them, in addition to some discussion of offender tactics and real-life (modified) examples of cases investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, FBI and other agencies. We'll introduce the idea of the permanence and ready availability of social media data and Google searching by future employers and colleges. As always, students will be given reporting options in the event things go wrong online. 50 minutes.
Grades 11 and 12, Social Media Survival Guide: Past, Present and Future
Designed to encourage students to report various types of abuse and avoid online exploitation, to consider how their digital footprint will impact college admissions, grants, scholarships, internships and job prospects. Students are also made aware of new legal concerns as they approach age 17.
We'll cover the same topics provided for the underclassmen with heavy emphasis on how it impacts life after high school. Additionally, we'll discuss their precarious legal situation in relation to sexting with the younger students, how the rules (and protections) for inappropriate images change after graduation, how to proactively manage cyberbullying and other online abuse situations as they move forward. There will also be heavy emphasis on social media image clean up and cultivation. 50 minutes.
Dealing with Digital Drama: Is There an App for That?
This session provides an overview of the current digital environment. Topics covered include types of apps parents should be aware of, basic digital safety, cyberbullying, video challenges and status seeking behavior, oversharing, sexting, sextortion and predators. We'll also discuss how and when to monitor students' social media. 1 hour with additional 30 minutes for questions. Also offered as a corporate event.
My Kid Would Never Do That: Sexting & Shaming
We'll take an in-depth look at the driving forces behind sexting (sharing inappropriate photos, videos and messages) and why our kids continue to self-exploit, even when faced with irrefutable evidence that people do get caught. It will also discuss sexual cyberbullying (shaming) and the impact on victims. Social and legal consequences will be discussed. 1 hour session. Also appropriate for corporate events.
ADMINISTRATORS AND EDUCATORS
This session is designed as an in-depth look at digital dangers through the eyes of young people. Topics covered include an apps awareness crash course, basic digital safety for professionals, cyberbullying, sexting, sextortion, enticement, online predators, handling child pornography, identifying compliant victims and liability issues. Participants will learn how to guide students through reporting online victimization, reporting and removing (when possible) harmful or hateful posts and indecent images, working with law enforcement and filing a Cybertip with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Time: Variable, but generally 60 minutes.