Internet and social media safety presentation for parents Monday

Of interest to parents who have children using social media,

  • Jan. 28, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Comox Valley District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) presents Darren Laur, of Personal Protection Systems, Inc., speaking on the topic of Internet, Social Media Safety and Digital Citizenship for Parents on Monday Feb. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Vanier gym.

Admission is free with donations to the Comox Valley Food Bank accepted at the door. This talk will be of interest to parents who have children using social media, or about to begin using social media.

As the Internet becomes more and more a part of everyday life, we share more information.

Do you and your children know how to keep your information as private as possible online?

Many social media and Internet users are not taking the appropriate safety precautions to help lessen the risks from those who might want to victimize our families online for personal gain.

This award-winning presentation will provide important information that parents need to know to help keep their children safer, increase their privacy and protect their digital footprint.

Some of the topics covered in this presentation include:

Emerging online trends for children

• The four-step process to Internet safety

• Real-life case examples of Internet/social media mis-use and good-use

• “Decoy apps” that kids use to hide their interactions online

• “Digital dossier”: what it is, why it is important and how you can protect your child’s dossier

• Why your child needs to consider that everything they do online is public, permanent and searchable no matter what their privacy settings

• Sexting

• Cyber-bullying

Darren Laur, of Personal Protection Systems Inc., is also a serving law enforcement professional with 29 years of policing experience.

He is an internationally recognized safety expert, published award-winning author and highly sought after speaker who specializes in the area of personal safety both on-line and off-line.

Darren is deeply immersed in social media, both on and off the job, and has taught digital safety for the past 12 years and has written over 100 articles on Internet and social media safety and security.  For more information about the presentation topics, please visit

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