In today’s society people are spending more and more time online, be it for social activities (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram), for study (Wikipedia or Google) or play (video gaming). While technology has progressed at a rapid pace, the law and societies social norms have lagged behind. Slowly though the law is starting to catch up, and with it there has a been an increase in people being sued for things they have done online. As a consequence people are starting to learn what is acceptable behavior and what isn’t.
We offer a presentation on online awareness, aimed at high school learners that will make them aware of the very real consequences of their online actions. We believe in protecting people from harm, especially children. This presentation will help to stop learners from harming themselves and others.
We have presented to many schools around the country over a period of many years
What do we cover?
- Appropriate behaviour online and the legal implications of bad online behaviour
- Online defamation
- Privacy settings on social media platforms and why they are important
- Cybercrime – how not to commit them and what to do if you are a victim
- The basics of copyright and how it relates to pirating
- What plagiarism is and how to reference properly
- Learners will have a good understanding of how they should behave online, and why it is important.
- Learners will have a basic understanding of copyright law, why it is important and the negative effects of piracy.
- Learners will understand how to reference properly and why it is important to reference.
Who should attend?
- School and University Learners aged 13 and older – The talk is ideal for any learners in high school who actively use computers and technology at school or at home.
- Teachers – While the talk is aimed at learners, teachers will get some valuable insight into what the issues of interacting online are and how they can help mold their learners behaviors.
- Parents – Parents need to know how their children should behave online and bring these teachings into the home.
The talk is designed to be highly interactive with the audience, with QR codes embedded into the presentation to allow students to have access to source material during the presentation. Questions from the learners are highly encouraged and the talk will naturally shift its focus to the topic that the learners engage with the most. Learners will be given a summary of the talk to take away.
Who is the presenter?
Nicholas Hall is currently helping many schools implement social media programs, from drawing up social media polices to educational talks to staff, learners and parents.
How long is it?
The talk is usually 45 minutes, but can be expanded to up to 90 minutes.
What does it cost?
We can provide you with a quote.
We will come to your school.