j0433058In February 2007, a student and parent-focused workshop titled “Facebook 101” was introduced at the Halton District School Board’s inaugural Parent Involvement evening. Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat didn’t exist yet.

Thirteen years later, the “Digital Intelligence” series of social media workshops and presentations educates from the perspective that many of us are connected 24/7 across a variety of social apps and platforms. And that the old way of teaching students and others from the view of risk and fear is simply that; old – and redundant – and done.

Through storytelling, real-world examples, and interactive back-and-forth, we illustrate benefits and outcomes to publishing content responsibly through the lens of character, integrity and honesty. When gratitude, purpose and intention are emphasized as fundamentals, online incidents of inappropriate behaviour, and stress and anxiety tend to diminish. Instead, personal wellness and well-being blossom.

To us, it’s not about any specific Social Media platform. Social Media apps, unto themselves, do not create inappropriateness, loss of reputation or personal and professional embarrassment. They’re simply contemporary communication vehicles used to express ourselves.

Welcome, to “Digital Intelligence.”