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Staying Safe in a Changing Digital Environment

Join us on April 27 2023 for our webinar featuring presentations on social media and youth mental health, privacy protection, and cybercrime presented by the Calgary Police Service.

April 27, 2023 
12 - 2 p.m. 
Online via Zoom 

Special Guest Speakers

  • Michael Kim, Outreach Programs Manager, YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre 

  • Mark Sly, director, IT Security & Architecture 


Social media and youth mental health: 

  • Discussion of pros and cons of social media. 

  • Current youth social media trends. 

  • The impacts of social media on youth mental health. 

  • Tips for parents/guardians/professionals on how to talk to youth and help them manage social media use.   

 Privacy Protection: 
“Is my device spying on me?” 

  • Discussion about the Terms of Service/Agreement on popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Snapchat. 

  • What kind of information are you permitting social media services to access? This may include: your online activity, location services and connections with other users. 

  • Discussion about Doxing. 

  • Safety tips to protect your privacy. 


  • Cyberbullying 

  • Fraudulent emails/Phishing: 

  • How to avoid being victimized. 

  • What to do when victimized. 


  • How to set up parental controls on Wifi, mobile devices, gaming consoles and social media apps 

  • Adjusting privacy settings 

  • Installing parental supervisory tools 

  • How to report fraud 

  • Additional resources regarding cyber safety 

Register Now

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Can’t make it, but want to know more?

Register and we will notify you when the recording is available.

In the interim, visit our Top 10 Cybersecurity Tips page, our Staying Cybersafe Resources page, UCalgary’s Cybersecurity Tips while Travelling website (which includes information on our Loaner Device Program) and visit our cybersecurity course on D2L. IT is here to support you!  

Caught a “phish” & don’t know what to do? If you receive an unusual email & you suspect it is phishing, forward it as an attachment to: If you’re unsure & want help, visit UService, email, reach out through chat at or call 403.210.9300.