I have worked in law enforcement for 15 years, the last 9 of which have been as a criminal intelligence analyst. As a crime analyst, I used social media and the internet extensively. The internet is a great source of intelligence, and can foster creativity and connectivity. But at the same time, if not navigated safely, can lead to vulnerability and victimization.
My generation did not grow up in a digital world, whereas today's youth are. Without being able to rely upon our own personal experiences, we need the proper tools and guidance to empower our kids to make safer choices online. As a parent myself, I am passionate about keeping families safe while they create, connect and learn in our digital world.
When I'm not online, you can find me in Edmonton's amazing river valley with my dogs or escaping the city for a weekend of camping! 😍