TEPF’s Cybersafety program is spearheaded Kathy MacDonald, a Security Consultant with over 25 years of experience in law enforcement. Her passion for cyber bullying prevention has led her to speak to organizations and schools around the world. Actively maintaining a safe online environment is critical for the safety of children and communities, and Kathy’s principles teach people of all ages that they can be good citizens by deterring cyber-risk. Her presentations focus on encouraging parents to create open dialogue with their children about Internet use, providing insight on how to reduce online risk, and discussing the growing issue of cyberbullying and how it can be prevented.
Kathy gave presentations with the Calgary Police Service for over ten years before beginning her relationship with TEPF. She was contacted for her expertise in an area where awareness of and education on the topic can make a remarkable difference. After happily obliging to continue her vigorous pursuit of the message of cyber safety, she became a strong addition to the organization. With her, the Cyber Safety program has visited five schools and received high praise following each one.
Just as our Citizenship in Action Program teaches youth how to be good citizens in the community, Cybersafety teaches youth how to be good citizens online. TEPF believes strongly in Kathy’s mission to combat cyber bullying through education. Because technology has become ingrained into our everyday lives, it is crucial that our children are aware of the responsibilities and risks that accompany it. We proudly support a campaign that shares our values and encourages youth to make the Internet a safe place for all.
The money raised will go towards offsetting the costs of Kathy’s presentations, making the program more accessible for schools. TEPF is deeply thankful to have ConocoPhillips Canada help play a key role in educating Alberta’s parents and youth on vigilant online use.
Please visit Kathy’s website at http://kathymacdonald.ca/ to learn more about her mission and presentations.