How 21,000 Of My Facebook Followers Found A Missing 13yr Old Teen

How 21,000 Of My Facebook Followers Found A Missing 13yr Old Teen As a Social Media Safety Advocate, I have had the honour to present to over 275,000 Jr and Sr high school students from across Canada and the United States. During my travels, I encourage teens to follow me on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-White-Hatter-Darren-Laur-136487353183161/ 

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Online Predation Agree to Disagree To A Point

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this Blog post, I would like you to read the following article written by “David Finkelhor”, Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center in the United States: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/02/12/banning-apps-wont-protect-kids-from-predators-theyre-in-danger-offline-too/ I support and love articles that use peer reviewed statistical research as the base for their opinion/argument,

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The Internet and A Child’s Right To Privacy From Parents

The Internet and A Child’s Right To Privacy From Parents Caveat: It is important for the reader to know that I am a huge supporter of personal privacy.  I speak to youth internationally on this topic, given my belief that we are slowly giving up our “actual” rights to personal privacy, both to the Government

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Parents Don’t Get Caught In The Should Of, Could Of, Would Of To A Post Online Negative Event

Parents Don’t Get Caught In The Should Of, Could Of, Would Of To A Post Online Negative Event   Caveat: I recognize and promote that when it comes to online safety and our youth, it takes a village approach; family, school, community and industry to name a few.  This blog entry will look specifically at a

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Sexting: Moving The Discussion From Criminality to One Of Healthy Human Sexuality, Relationships, Trust and Harm Reduction

Sexting: Moving the discussion from criminality to one of healthy human sexuality, relationships, trust and harm reduction     As both a current law enforcement officer with over 28 years of experience, and an International Social Media/Internet safety advocate, I have been watching the discussions surrounding “sexting” for the past several years. I too have

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The Anatomy of Capping

What Every Parent Should Know and Share With Their Child Over the past several years of sharing my message of Internet and Social Media Safety with over 168,000 junior and senior secondary students, both here in Canada and the United States, and given that I am also a serving Law Enforcement professional, I have been

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What Social Networks/Apps Are Trending WIth BC Youth (2013)

What Social Networks and App’s Are Trending With B.C. Youth (2013)   Last year I published an article on our Blog called, “What Social Networks and App’s Are Trending with B.C. Youth” that can be located here: http://thedigitalsheepdog.ca/what-social-networks-and-apps-are-trending-with-b-c-youth/   In that article I stated in the last paragraph, “What’s trending today when it comes to

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