Local cyber security advocate Anna Crosland has been named an Outstanding Canadian – student, teacher or program (kindergarten to Grade 12) – as part of the inaugural TELUS WISE Outstanding Canadian Awards, a program that celebrates individuals, programs or organizations that have made a significant impact towards keeping Canadians safer online.
In addition to being recognized by TELUS, Crosland has been awarded $2,000 to help further her Internet and smartphone safety initiatives.
Crosland, one of five winners from across Canada, is a teacher and librarian at Georges Vanier Elementary School with a high at-risk student population.
She believes Internet safety is not a topic to be taught in isolation and encourages students to use personal devices for learning, incorporating Internet and smartphone safety into her digital lessons while encouraging parents to also engage with their children on the topic.
TELUS WISE is provides free education and resources about online safety and security for Canadian families.