The White Hatter Medallion is a community service program initiative where we recognize those who have reached out to us seeking help for a friend that resulted in a significant intervention and possibly a lifesaving experience.
Given the thousands of students, we have presented and broadcasted to across North America, It is not uncommon for those students to connect with us online in some way to further ask questions. Most of the time these are simple answer responses but at times students have reached out because they find themselves or a friend in a dangerous online situation. In those cases where students are looking to help a friend or even a stranger in great need we send those youth a token of our appreciation for their service to help us make the world a safer place. Each Medallion is uniquely numbered emphasizing the special importance and the story behind it. We obviously do not publish the names and exact details behind every awarded medallion out of respect. But if you see any of our medallions know the importance of what they signify, and how there is a story behind every one.
Launched in celebration of our organization’s 25-year anniversary, we want to recognize those tweens, teens, and adults who go that extra mile to help others. These two-sided, individually numbered medallions have The White Hatter logo on one side, and a black and white ribbon on the other, signifying internet/social media safety and digital literacy. The Latin phrase Semper Ibi, which means always there, is a commitment that we make to everyone who participates in our programs “if you need help, and do not know where to turn, you can connect with us, and we can be there to help guide those who need help when it comes to safety, privacy, and digital literacy concerns”
Recipients of this recognition are the humble digital sheepdogs that walk amongst us, at times a protector, and at other times a mentor. We are excited about this project; we want to recognize others who have become White Hatters. This is a way for us to say thank you. These tweens, teens, and adults have learned to become upstanders rather than bystanders in this digital world, and for their efforts, we wish to recognize these extraordinary and outstanding people by presenting them with The White Hatter Medallion.