Internet Safety for Children & Families

The Internet should be a place where kids have fun communicating with friends and learning about the world around them. While using the Internet is an integral part of a young person’s life and a necessary life skill, there are risks associated with it.Check out this internet safety graphic novel – “Who R U Really Talking 2?” – created and produced for the Ontario Block Parent® Program.

For further information on internet safety, check out the links below:

 BeWebAware and MNet

The Media Awareness Network (MNet) has developed the Be Web Aware web site as a resource for parents to better understand their children’s relation to the internet. Various topics review positive use of the internet, safety tips for kids aged 2 through 17, internet rules and risks, and taking action to report on-line problems. Also visit the MNet web site for additional information and interactive learning tools.

CyberTip.ca

Cybertip.ca is Canada’s National Tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. It is a centralized web portal for receiving and addressing reports from the public regarding child pornography, luring, child sex tourism, and children who are exploited through prostitution. Cybertip.ca also provides the public with information, referrals and other resources to help Canadians keep their children safe while on the Internet.

CyberWise.ca

CyberWise.ca (Be Wise, Be Safe) is part of Industry Canada’s web based National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation. The web site provides valuable information and interactive components for kids, teens, parents, teachers and professionals.

Internet101.ca

Internet 101 is “gateway” to existing web sites (recognized and used by police themselves). It is also a collection of presentations, safety tips and other valuable resources contributed by educational partners, for the benefit of parents, teachers and police across Canada.

NCECC

Canada’s National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) government web site

RCMP Internet Safety

The RCMP is a member of the Virtual Global Task force (see link in International below) and provides internet safety information on its official web site

Safety in Cyberspace

The Safety in Cyberspace page is part of the RCMP‘s web site and National Youth Strategy and provides helpful tips for parents with a focus on Internet luring.

Surfing Safe, Surfing Smart

The Surfing Safe page is part of the RCMP’s web site and National Youth Strategy and provides information for youth on the use of chat rooms, instant messaging, web cams, file sharing and e-mail.

Net Safe Kids

Net Safe Kids is a web site supported by The National Academies (of Science, Engineering and Medicine) and provides discussion and helpful information on the good and bad of the internet.

Think U Know

Think U Know is an interactive education initiative of the CEOP Centre designed specifically for youth and provides information on how to have fun with technology, stay in control, stay safe, and report abuses.

Chat Danger

The Chat Danger web site is specifically designed for children and youth and is a resource by ChildNet International providing guidance on e-communications involving young people and where they can lead.

Wise Kids

Wise Kids is a non profit UK organization promoting positive and safe internet use.