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Rob Nickel

Cyber Safety Expert & Former Undercover Online Police Officer

World renowned cyber safety expert Rob Nickel awakens audiences to the dangers that are lurking online. Rob is a former 14-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police who spent over half of his career working online undercover. In February 2003 he retired at the Rank of Detective Sergeant from the OPP Child Pornography Section. He is globally recognized as an expert in the field of undercover investigations as they relate to the Internet.

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Presentations

Staying Safe in a Wired World
This is the most requested presentation because it covers Children on the Internet, what they are doing online, the applications children are using and how parents can keep their children safe in a wired world.

Cyber Bullies
The anonymity of the Internet has allowed children to feel a little more at ease at being the “Tough Guy”. It is like in the old days before call display. Making those prank phone calls because there was no way to find out who was calling. Although the typical bully is someone in the schoolyard everyone knows and fears, today the online bully can be much more intimidating and damaging to our youth. Rob will share with the audience how cyberbullies work, and how to protect our children from these individuals. Rob uses past investigations and mixes them with humour and fun to help people understand the dangers of the cyberbully, so we can all help our children Stay Safe in a Wired World.

Protecting Your Identity Online

Internet Safety Planning for Schools & Businesses

Awards

2008
Conestoga College | Alumni of Distinction Award

  • You as a speaker more than delivered with respect to quality, professionalism, preparation, and most importantly fun.

    - City of Cambridge - Community Services Department
  • Rob made a topic that is somewhat foreign to parents (myself) into something I can understand and also things I can do to make myself more informed.

    - Portage College - Lac La Biche, Alberta
  • I am so glad I came to hear this speaker. I had no idea the extent of the dangers my daughter could be in while on the internet. They are so innocent and trusting in their naivete and I now feel better equipped to help keep her safer.

    - Grade 7 Parent, Bishop Strachan School, Toronto
  • Rob was amazing! He was a great guy, personally, and the students thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. I’ve already recommended him to other municipalities.

    - Community Development Coordinator - City of Spruce Grove

Summary Profile

The investigations Rob conducted included face to face meetings with pedophiles in an undercover capacity as well as working undercover online. Rob also lectured and trained officers throughout Canada and the world on online undercover techniques. Rob has lectured in numerous provinces throughout Canada, as well France, Spain, Belgium and Brazil.

Rob is recognized in Canadian courts as an expert in online undercover investigations, workings of the internet, in relations to criminal offences and the identification of child pornography. For 2 years Rob was the secretary of the Internet Specialists Group, a sub-committee of the Interpol Crimes Against Children Specialists Group. When hiring a speaker there are two major qualities organizers look for; they want the expert in the field as well as a gifted speaker.

Rob has that gift, and uses it to captivate the audience, build a rapport that is needed to keep the audience involved, and the expertise to make the impact of the talk remain. His talent in speaking is also a great asset when it comes to communicating with High School students. Rob can build a connection with teens and preteens that enables him to get his message across by speaking to them on the same level. By using past investigations as examples, it not only keeps the children interested, but helps them understand the dangers that are out there in cyber space.

Rob has presented at numerous high schools, parent events and teachers conferences, speaking to thousands of parents, students and teachers throughout North America and the world. No audience is too big or too small for Rob’s presentations, and be assured that your audience will walk away with the tools they need to help keep children safe in a wired world. Since Rob is also a inspirational speaker he presents an internet safety lecture that is upbeat and fun for both adults and children. Being an expert in an area also means being called upon to do media interviews on Television, Radio and in Print.

Over the years Rob has appeared on many television shows including, “Oprah Winfrey”, “The Dr. Phil Show”, “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch on CNBC”,  “Good Day New York on FOX” and Canada AM. He has appeared on hundreds of Radio broadcasts and been quoted in news papers and magazines around the world. Rob will make any event a success. His expertise along with his championship speaking style guarantees that!