Digital Literacy and Online Safety for Older Adults

Program length

90 Minutes


Parents & Caregivers / Businesses & Organizations

Delivery Options

Live HD Broadcast / In-Person

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, it’s essential for older adults to navigate the online world with confidence and security. This presentation on “Digital Literacy and Online Safety for Older Adults” aims to equip seniors with the knowledge and skills they need to harness the benefits of technology while staying safe.

Key Points:

  1. Introduction to Digital Literacy: We’ll begin by defining digital literacy and highlighting its importance in the modern age. Older adults will learn why digital literacy is not just a choice but a necessity.
  2. Online Communication: We’ll explore the various forms of online communication, from email and social media to video calls, helping older adults stay connected with loved ones and friends, especially when physical distances can be challenging.
  3. Internet Browsing: Safely navigate the web by understanding how to search for information, access news, shop, and access various online resources. We’ll cover browser basics and common online activities.
  4. Online Safety Measures: Discuss essential online safety practices, including creating strong passwords, recognizing and avoiding phishing attempts, securing personal information, and using antivirus software.
  5. Recognizing Scams: Older adults often face targeted scams. We’ll educate on identifying common scams and frauds and provide tips to protect themselves from falling victim.
  6. Identifying Fake Information: In today’s digital age, misinformation and fake news are widespread. We’ll provide older adults with strategies and tools to discern between reliable and fake information sources, critically evaluate content, and fact-check information they encounter online. This skill is vital in maintaining online safety and making well-informed decisions.
  7. Privacy and Social Media: Understand the importance of privacy settings on social media platforms and the potential risks of oversharing personal information.
  8. Securing Personal Devices: Learn how to keep computers, smartphones, and tablets safe from malware and other threats. Basic maintenance and updates will also be covered.
  9. Resources and Support: Discover sources of assistance, such as local community programs, helplines, and online tutorials, to continue improving digital literacy and online safety.
  10. Q&A Session: An interactive session for participants to ask questions, seek clarification, and share their concerns or experiences.

By the end of this presentation, older adults will have gained the knowledge and confidence they need to navigate the digital world safely and effectively. Empowering them with digital literacy and online safety skills will not only enrich their lives but also help protect them from potential online threats.

The White Hatter Studio

The White Hatter Broadcasting Studio is more than just a laptop webcam meeting. We use a professionally outfitted multi-media broadcasting studio with multiple (6) camera angles. Using best in industry webinar-based professional broadcasting software and hardware. We provide a safe, secure, and private online webinar experience, using industry-leading software, to provide a high-definition video and audio online learning environment that is second to none. We also have the ability to seamlessly integrate with other virtual programs such as ZOOM, TEAMS, BLUEJEANS, SKYPE or any other web-based platform if requested.

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Our Quailty

Our program is not just about internet safety, it’s also about digital citizenship and literacy, online ethics, online critical thinking, and the challenges surrounding privacy, cyberbullying, and what we can do now to protect their digital footprint. The goal of our programs is not to instill fear or negate opportunities, rather to enlighten, empower, and enable participants to make informed online choices.



Our work in the area of internet safety and digital literacy has been recognized by various awards.

Canadian Order Of Merit

BC Medal of Good Citizenship

BC Social Innovations Youth Award


Tried and Tested

While others in our industry seek out police endorsements or advertise that they have or do work with law enforcement, we are comprised of current or past law enforcement professionals, and bring this experience and pedigree to all of our programs.


One Step Ahead

We stay current on everything we do, and we have documented evidence that our presentation positively changes internet behaviour. We are also very proud of the fact that our programs have intervened in the lives of many, especially in our grade school programs where students who were contemplating suicide or self-harm as an option because they were in crisis or being targeted by cyberbullying or sexting went wrong issues. These students heard our empathetic message, reached out to us for help, and in each and every case (often working with their school) we were able to get them the help that they needed.

Academic Rigour


Our programs are designed not only from extensive experience but also academic support. Members of The White Hatter Team come from a variety of backgrounds in formal post-secondary education and bring a breadth of knowledge with how technology impacts the world from each individual and society.

About Us

Guiding Principles and Standards

The White Hatter is the brand icon of Personal Protection Systems Inc. a company established in 1993. Our mission is to provide students, teachers, parents, adults, businesses, and law enforcement with the knowledge and tools necessary in today’s world


We don’t just teach online safety and digital literacy, we live it.


Our presentation and education services are backed equally by our team’s real-world experiences.


We never have and never will shame, out, or embarrass those we help


We actively remain engaged in the communities we are invited into.

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