Facebook Messenger Scams

Beware of Facebook Messenger scams. Wise to have online conversations in trusted spaces Be aware of a Facebook Messenger scam that leads you to believe you are talking to a trusted Facebook friend, but they start talking about themselves receiving a large amount of cash that any senior or disabled person is eligible for delivered by a UPS courier service to the door. The conversation will start out casually then will lead to a message similar to this: "I got money from the {I.F.C.} International finance corporation grant program set up by the World Bank Group with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.." The conversation will then evolve into you being asked: "I think you should contact the claiming agent now on their text number before the program closed. Can i forward you where to contact the agent in charge?" There are many scams trying to get your personal information out there. This one is particularly dangerous because you feel that you are talking to someone who is legitimately your friend on Facebook Messenger. Online private communications is a way of life in 2018. We all take precautions to ensure our privacy. If someone is a Facebook friend with [...]

Suicide Is Preventable~All Affected & All Psychological Injuries Need To Be Included In Wording Of #C211 Legislation

Saving & Improving Lives Needs The Proper Wording In Legislation There is much buzz about "PTSD" (let's call it PTSI) in the media, and now at the Canadian Federal Parliament with a vote March 8, 2017 on Private Members' Bill C-211. Any legislation should be all inclusive of people and of all phychological diagnosis'. Saskatchewan seems to be the only Canadian jurisdiction to get this right. Read media report here about what Saskatchewan is doing. All people who have advocated for and are supporting Bill C-211 should be congratulated and have acted in good faith. However, we must do this right, and do it right the first time around, not 'get a foot in the door'. The reality is that those who experience Post Traumatic Stress see their situation as an 'injury', not a 'disorder', so the very name of Bill C-211 as the "PTSD Bill" is offensive to many, despite being drafted with the best of intentions. Paramedics/Ambulance, Police, Fire, Corrections, Military, Nurses, Doctors, Social Workers, and all people who provide services to help others should be included. There are many other psychological injuries that exist (other than PTSD), and actually are far more common than PTSI. [...]

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Tips & Tricks For Facebook & Youtube Video Including ‘360 Video’

Read here to see what works for your needs with Facebook and/or Youtube video So what is the best in 2016 for video?... Youtube or Facebook? You will have to decide on your own depending on your purpose and audience. Read on for some tips and tricks on downloading, engagement examples and 360 video. Youtube videos have been a passion of for a number of years engaging in relationships and technology strategy for success and safety. BMX, Graffiti, Crime Stoppers, SMILE Conference, Police, and whatever else that presented an opportunity for a video or a live stream has attracted my attention. Tried to count one day and realized that over 5,000 videos were in one way or another on youtube that my long list of broken cameras once had a lens on! It all comes down to content being king. It doesn't matter what platform you are on..if you are posting content that people want to see the people will come to where the video is posted if they want to see it! Many people I collaborate with on social media are interested in 'pushing' a video. Once upon a time I was all about youtube and youtube [...]

Periscope Test~Nunavut Teens Join Toronto Graffiti Artists For Street Art Mural

Story by Ganka Nagarajah Youth In Policing Summer Student Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Constable Scott Mills, Toronto Police Service Social Media Officer Mural in progress at 76 Church St Toronto.. To be continued! To follow progress check website EmbassyOfImagination.com Follow progress of mural at 76 Church St, Toronto EmbassyOfImagination.com and Instagram.com/ThePASystem Teen Artists from Cape Dorset Nunavut have teamed up with Toronto Graffiti Artists for a great mural at 76 Church St, Toronto. Follow the progress online at EmbassyOfImagination.com Periscope is all the rage in video in 2015. We decided to do some tests on an official Toronto Police Periscope account in the Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications office on Tuesday July 7, 2015 during an orientation to social media training session with our Youth In Policing Initiative student. Our first test was with social media specialist Rob Cairns as he visited our office briefly. He was talking to us about Instagram photos now being high definition, so we tried a periscope video.. and it worked! We had 24 live viewers and within 2 minutes 54 people had checked out the archived video! Concerns were that we would not be AODA compliant, as [...]

Toronto Cops Shine Bright At #PrideTO * Social Media Reveals Good & Bad For #Pride Worldwide

Attention fellow police officers worldwide! If we are not using social media for the good, social media will find us with the bad! .... and... it is ok to walk down the street as a police officer with your same sex partner! Thanks for the pics Sara Faruqui #LoveWins Posted by Toronto Police Service on Sunday, June 28, 2015 Constable Christopher Atwood and his partner Joseph Barrett walk together in the Toronto Pride Parade June 28, 2015 Chief Mark Saunders was excited to march in his first pride parade as Chief of Police. #pride2015 #PrideTO #pridetoronto ^SF A photo posted by Toronto Police Service (@torontopolice) on Jun 28, 2015 at 4:48pm PDT We had over a million people join us at #PrideTO today at the parade. Happy Pride everyone.— Pride Toronto (@PrideToronto) June 29, 2015 Cyndi Lauper just met @TorontoPolice chief Saunders and his wife. pic.twitter.com/k7kG6Nmpa3— Tara Deschamps (@tara_deschamps) June 28, 2015 Social Media For Communications Strategy led to Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Issues Manager Meaghan Gray @MrsMeaghanGray Trending on Twitter at the 2015 Toronto Pride Parade! and @TorontoPolice reaching close to 1 million twitter accounts! #PrideTO Meaghan Gray, @mrsmeaghangray is now trending in #Toronto http://t.co/aqsD7sgjX4— [...]

#MentalHealth & Well Being @TDSB Parent Symposium ‘Social Media For Success & Safety’

1st Annual Mental Health And Well Being Parent Symposium hosted by the Toronto District School Board included 2 workshops led by Constable Scott Mills on topic of Social Media For Success And Safety and Saving & Improving Lives Using Social Media Tools Saturday May 9, 2015 “Mental Health & Well-Being Belongs to Us! Parents as Partners: Taking Action Together” was the theme of the 1st annual Toronto District School Board Parents Symposium on Mental Health & Well-Being Saturday May 9, 2015 at Earl Haig Secondary School. Presenting #SoMe To Save & Improve Lives #MentalHealth Parent Symposium https://t.co/6ekHDm0KzU pic.twitter.com/gD2Voft7VO— Scott Mills (@GraffitiBMXCop) May 9, 2015 #MentalHealth & Well Being @tdsb Parent Symposium starts acknowledging Earl Haig School is built on Aboriginal land pic.twitter.com/YkaXrcJQWI— Scott Mills (@GraffitiBMXCop) May 9, 2015 The keynote speaker was Toronto based Jennifer Kolari, Parenting specialist and author of Connected Parenting and You're Ruining My Life (But Not Really) Some beneficial information from Jennifer on social media for parents is here: New guest blog post useful for ALL parents out there: How To Manage Your Teens Social Media Outlets. Posted on http://t.co/cMarFjnmRC— Jennifer Kolari (@Jenniferkolari) April 25, 2014 Constable Scott Mills was honoured to present two [...]

Investigating A ‘Tweet Suicide’: Real Life Story of Commuinty & Cops Helping To Save A Life #MentalHealth

Responding in a timely way to suicidal social media posts can save lives. Are the proper investments and training in place in 2015? An involved cop wants to further the dialogue! The balance between privacy and safety is often a challenge when talking about mental health issues. Social media adds another layer of complication for privacy advocates. Bottom line for Constable Scott Mills is that human resources, funding and training need to be invested in profession suicide intervention and prevention using social media tools and the dialogue needs to occur. Thanks Andrew for agreeing to let me do this blog post! This post will describe the community and Toronto Police response to a cry for help in social media, in particular on twitter. It is being written because 'we', the community and the police, as well as other stakeholders like paramedics and the health system, social services and the education system need to talk about it to ensure best practices moving forward. The permission to write these facts comes from a man named Andrew Parker himself. The permission was obtained on twitter in a public forum on the tweet embedded below on Monday March 23, 2015. [...]

Gathering of the Four Directions Teaches Kids & Cops To Get Involved In Community & Know Ancestry

Humber River celebrated as a Heritage River with many kids, community members and police officers from across the Greater Toronto area Sunday June 8, 2014 1st Annual Gathering of The Four Directions brought kids, cops and community together at Etienne Brule Park by the Old Mill in Toronto to celebrate ancestors and Humber River Constable Kim Turner @TPSMkwa proudly watches youth Native dancer celebrate our past and our future at the 1st annual Gathering of the Four Directions event at Etienne Brule Park by the Old Mill, Toronto, Ontario Canada Click here for link to several pictures from the day taken by Constable Scott Mills of Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications that are free to use by anyone. No permission required. Official News Release of the event: Gathering of the Four Directions Broadcast time: 09:20 Sunday, June 8, 2014 Divisional Policing Support Unit 416-808-7046 On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Divisional Policing Support Unit - Aboriginal Peacekeeping, are hosting the inaugural Gathering of the Four Directions canoe event in partnership with Peel, York, Durham, and RCMP Police Services. Community partners include Toronto Council Fire Cultural Centre and Alderville First Nations. Police and youth will embark [...]

Community Connections at Blyth Academy Thornhill For Success & Safety @BlythEducation

Community Connections and Experiential Eduation are key at Blyth Academy, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada @BlythEducation Social Media For Success & Safety Presentation Thursday May 1, 2014 was led by social worker Angel Freedman, pictured here with Blyth Academy Thornhill Guidance Counsellor Patrick Butler. #FirstRespondersDay @YRP @TorontoPolice We are in this together.— Angel Freedman (@angelfreedman) May 1, 2014 York Regional Police and York Region Crime Stoppers references: Check out great York Regional Police official tumblr page with drug education Check out York Region Crime Stoppers here Amazing community connections are happening every day at Blyth Academy Thornhill, Ontario, Canada It was an honour for me, Constable Scott Mills Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications Social Media Officer, to be invited to Blyth Academy for a social media for success and safety talk with 75 students Thursday May 1, 2014. Amazing kids were at the talk at this private school specializing in experiential education. We did a Hangout On Air of a portion of the talk. The archived Youtube Live event can be watched here, as well as people can continue to the dialogue towards student success here by posting photos and text on Google Plus. Watch our video: Special thank you [...]

See what over 4 million people overheard at Norwich University in Vermont at #CSISymposium 2014

The 7th Annual CSI & Technology Symposium occurred at Norwich University in Vermont USA April 22 & 23, 2014 Thanks to Amanda Blain for educating on preventing cyber bullying and advocating for solutions & Real Time Crisis Intervention at #CSISymposium 2014 at Norwich University in Vermont USA April 23, 2014 Amazing human being Amanda Blain helped a courageous mother named Carol Todd raise awareness using her over 4 million Google Plus connections to help stop cyber bulling and teen suicides at the 7th annual "CSI Symposium" at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont on Wednesday April 23, 2014. Teen Amanda Todd committed suicide after posting a youtube video online outlining her harassment. It was interesting to note in the presentation that Carol herself feared that Amanda Blain would be subject to online harassment for participating in the presentation done live using Google Plus Hangouts On Air technology at the Dole Auditorium on campus. Constable Mills stressed that the good must prevail, and we must use social media tools for success and safety. "We must act local, and think global, and celebrate success along with promote safety together using social media tools". Watch the archived hangout on air here: [...]