SafeOnline has adapted and updated our existing presentations and workshops in response to the pandemic and the accompanying changes in education and human services.


Updated Services!

More than ever, with children spending significantly more time online, you as parents, teachers, youth workers and community service organizations need to know good basic online safety and device management skills.

SafeOnline has educational webinars and online workshops to update your skills for today’s needs. Informed by Merlyn Horton’s 20 year of expertise in child and youth development, online technologies and sexual exploitation online, SafeOnline webinars and online workshops are relevant, informed and practical.

Audiences will include parents, foster parents, teachers, school counsellors, community service providers, recreational programs, victim services providers, therapists and counsellors and anyone who serves and works with children and youth.

Until in-person presentations are safer, all services will be available via webcast, online video and virtual consultation.

Contact for more information.


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Now more than ever, with children spending significantly more time online, parents and youth-serving professionals need to have good basic internet safety and device management skills. SafeOnline educates parents, caregivers and professionals about the tools available improve their children’s online safety.  » LEARN MORE


Online Booking Inquiry

Submit our Booking Inquiry Form to let us know what your needs are for Internet Safety presentations, webinars or consultations.


SafeOnline Professional Workshops & Presentations

Content for Your Needs

We have webinar and resource material suitable for parents, teachers, community service providers, recreational programs, victim services providers, therapists and counsellors, and parent program providers—anyone who cares for, serves and works with children and youth.

Our Clients’ Say

“Last night’s PAC meeting included a presentation by a speaker from SafeOnline on online safety. The speaker was fantastic, the parents were engaged, and, frankly, slightly frightened, and the topic was current, current, current!”
Lord Tennyson Elementary School

“SafeOnline has been a valuable collaborator to MediaSmarts for many years through its involvement in Media Literacy Week, a national week dedicated to promoting digital and media literacy as key components in the education of young people and to encouraging the implementation and practice of media education in Canadian homes, schools and communities. We commend the work that SafeOnline does for communities in BC and we hope that you will consider their application and assist them in continuing to do such great work.”
Jane Tallim, Co-Executive Director

“We attended the presentation ‘Parenting in a Digital Age’ put on by a Vancouver high school in May 2018. This presentation was informative and relevant to what we are dealing with at home. The speaker, Merlyn Horton, was well-spoken, knowledgeable on this topic and kept the audience engaged with her words as well as using a slideshow and videos to get the points across. It does cover a lot of information and Ms. Horton does provide a handout with resources and websites for parents’ further research. I think elementary schools should offer this presentation to both the students and parents, as kids nowadays are starting young on devices and should be aware at an early age.”
C.L., Parent, 2018

“Merlyn has presented to students and parents on the topic of having a safe online presence, with Merlyn expertly striking the balance between providing relevant information and the opportunity for reflection around current practice. Merlyn is able to adapt the use of materials, depending on her audience, with Vancouver Technical Secondary School, specifically looking to support students with their transition from elementary school to high school. I would highly recommend using the SafeOnline resources and Merlyn’s presentation to support students and parents with their understanding of social media and adolescent use.”

Paul Godfrey, Vice Principal
Van Tech Secondary

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