iMatter Empowerment Workshops

iMatter Overview

iMatter Empowerment WorkshopsThrough thoughtful analysis of real-life online bullying scenarios, iMatter participants learn how their decisions have a huge impact on themselves and others. Empowered to be part of the solution, participants become leaders and make a commitment to give and get respect online. In their renowned straight-to the-point, style, Saleema Noon and her team of educators are putting the ‘social’ back in ‘media’.

In this 80-minute workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize that what people say and do online affects all of us in some way.
  • Hear personal experiences demonstrating that the effects of bullying can last a lifetime.
  • Discuss the permanence and gravity of decisions made online.
  • Understand the difference between bullying and conflict.
  • Share their own experiences of online bullying anonymously.
  • Discuss real-life online bullying scenarios in small groups, focusing on how the outcomes of these situations could have been different had bystanders taken action.
  • Recognize the impact that the small decisions they make have a huge impact on themselves and others.
  • Create a list of “Nevers” and “Musts” for respect online.
  • Discuss the importance of empathy, kindness and compassion.
  • Learn to rely on their “moral meter” so that communicating online is positive, social and fun.
  • Identify strategies for coping with online bullying including anonymous reporting.
  • Make a personal commitment to themselves and their school to give and get respect online.

Who: Grade 8 students.

How long: 80 minutes.

How many: One class at a time, 3 workshops per day.

What we need: Multipurpose Room, Library or Classroom, tables and chairs for participants.

Cost: $350 for two hour program, $550 for 3 workshops in a day.

For more information or to book workshops, contact Saleema Noon by email at or by phone at 604-418-9417.