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
Stranger Danger Doesn’t Work In The Real World Or On-line World Recently I have been reading articles on-line from some experts who say that parents should be teaching on-line stranger danger given the risks of on-line predation. As an online safety advocate, child safety advocate and a law enforcement professional I can share with
Internet and Social Media Safety Training “For Profit” vs “Not For Profit” Programs Is One Better Than The Other Traveling throughout North America, I have met many “for profit” and “not for profit” businesses, organizations and societies that are delivering excellent Internet and Social Media safety and digital literacy/citizenship training to both youth and adults.
Through my Internet and Social Media safety presentations, it has become very apparent to me that a large percentage of parents are looking for a quick “technological” fix, to cope with the undesirable behavior that some young people may be partaking in on-line. Although hardware solutions (such as routers) , and software solutions (such
A group of elementary school students in Pickering Ontario in 2008 apologized for posting a video on YouTube mocking a schoolmate who had suffered a stroke. A fourteen year old student at Saskatoon’s E.D. Feehan High School found a video on the Internet that showed herself being beaten up. In Burlington Ontario, students are alleged to
Over the past eighteen months of presenting our Internet and Social Media Safety program to more than 65,000 Jr and Sr high-school students in the province of British Columbia, as well as to hundreds of educators and parents, it is amazing how this program has now morphed into something more. Not only has our program become a
South Korean Ministry of Education reported that by the end of 2015, they will have moved all student over to digital school books using tablet technology (such as the iPad), and are willing to spend 2 billion dollars US to make it happen: http://www.neowin.net/news/south-korean-kids-to-dump-textbooks-for-tablets-by-2015 This article really got me thinking about what we