An evening of Internet Safety and Digital Footprint

Rob Thompson promises an evening of conversation Feb. 13 on the topic of Internet Safety and Digital Footprint.

The internet is a mess.

‘Safe’ is a relative term in these circumstances but it begins with understanding the current reality of the Internet and someone’s digital footprint.

“Cyberspace is a bit like the Wild West,” according to Comox Valley consultant Rob Thompson. “It’s growing rapidly, seemingly in all directions — and as a result it’s not very controlled and seemingly not very controllable.”

Thompson argues this sometimes scares us away from the very environment we need to understand, for the sake of our children and grandchildren. Too often when we look around for help, he says we find someone who wants to sell us something rather than real expertise we can rely on.

An educator with 30 years of secondary school and related experience, Thompson has piloted numerous education and training projects. He is currently engaged in doctorate studies, in online and computer learning, where he continues to build on his research into how your children and grandchildren actually use computers and technology.

Thompson promises an evening of conversation Feb. 13 on the topic of Internet Safety and Digital Footprint as part of Take Time Café Health and Wellness Evening Conversation series. He will address how you can keep yourself, your children and your grandchildren safe on the Internet.

Take Time Café is located at 4-2225 Guthrie Rd. in Comox across from Quality Foods.

Contact 250-339-7630 or visit for more information on this event and future events.

— Rob Thompson

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