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Internet Safety for Schools

Our School Internet Safety presentations and workshops are designed to offer you, your Parent Advisory Committee and your school (or group) flexibility in setting, activities and audience size, while continuing to offer our engaging research-based content. Learn more about our School Internet Safety Program…

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SafeOnline’s Professional Development Workshops deliver practical, relevant and up-to-date internet safety information to educators and social service organizations. Our consultations are tailored to your organization’s needs to develop policy and enhance outreach programs. Learn more about our Professional Development Program…

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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
MediaSmarts.ca

“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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This sounds like a great idea for a school event this sounds like a great idea for a school eventYukon High School held their annual Reality Check this week! During the event, freshman students are assigned a random annual income before traveling to booths like housing, clothing, insurance, and child care to make virtual payments from their budget.

Although they must visit every booth, they are empowered to make their own personal decisions. One ninth grader reflected, “I got $35,000 which I thought was really good, but now I’m down to $20 and still have bills...I may have gone a little crazy with the nice truck.” Once they’ve paid their bills, the students who have money leftover receive a KitKat, while those with $0 left in their bank account receive a Zero bar.

“This is an opportunity for the students to gain a deeper understanding of how their parents live on a day-to-day basis. It really puts things in perspective and gives them some real world experience and therefore, a better idea of what to expect in the future” said YHS teacher, Darryl Andrews.

To provide real insight, every booth is hosted by local volunteers from their correlating industries, i.e., auto salesman sell the cars, bank officials run the bank, child care providers discuss child care. The real estate agents working in the housing booth reflected, “We actually learn a lot from the students too! After volunteering for several years at this event, we’ve gotten to see firsthand how the students’ decision-making processes have changed over the years.”

If you’re a local business and would like to be involved in opportunities like this, please contact our Community Education Office at 405.354.2579 or email [email protected]
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