Social Media & The Lay Of The Digital Land For Law Enforcement, Youth Investigators, & SROs

Program length

120 Minutes


Schools / Businesses & Organizations / Educators

Delivery Options

Live HD Broadcast / In-Person

In presenting Internet Safety and Digital Literacy to over 750 schools, and 560,000 students, throughout Canada and the United States, we have heard one message loud and clear from police school resource officers, youth Investigators, and gang investigators – “too much of our time is now dedicated to dealing with student-based social media conflict and critical incidents, but we have never received in-depth training in how to do so professionally.” We have now developed a 2hr training package specifically designed for law enforcement, that will provide the information and basic skills needed to develop investigational best practices when dealing with student-based social media conflict or online critical incidents. We bring over 30yrs of law enforcement-based investigative experience, as well as 7 open-source intelligence and social media investigation certifications to the design of this program. This training will survive the scrutiny of a parent, board of inquiry, or a court of law, and encourages a coordinated incident response between the police, the school, and the school district. Given that the design of our program is based upon the premise that “principles stay the same diverse in application”, this training will also “dovetail” nicely into any school threat assessment model.

Topics Covered in this Presentation:

  • What are Students doing online
  • What are the Criminal Code sections specific to online crime that you could be expected to investigate at a school
  • How students are baiting law enforcement & educators online
  • How students and organized crime are doxxing law-enforcement
  • Why officers need to understand how they can get themselves into legal trouble online through their use of social media
  • Why using a Virtual Privacy Network (VPN) is an investigators best friend
  • Understanding your school’s social media baseline and how to digitally monitor it
  • Understanding the language of the internet and social media
  • How to get basic information on cellphone numbers
  • Current Canadian case law specific to search and digital devices
  • How to prevent students from deleting evidence from a device that you have seized
  • How to search the most popular Apps and social networks being used
  • What is a “decoy” or “vault” app and why are students using them and how to locate them on a phone
  • How to connect to “Law Enforcement Only” portals for most apps and social networks
  • Apps that every law enforcement officer should have as a part of their digital tool kit
  • Plus much, much more !!!
  • Participants do not need to be a social media experts to participate in this workshop, we can educate even the most social media illiterate SRO, or community officer when it comes to investigating the social media challenges faced by schools today.

Who Would Benefit From This Workshop:

Police School Resource Officers/ Youth Investigators / Gang officers /Community Officers

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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Why The White Hatter?


Added Value

Beyond our program presentations, our organizations expanding resource list designed for youth, school, Parents, businesses and working professionals.

Weekly News Show | Videos | Blog | Podcast | Articles & Guides 

Digital Citizenship

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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