Canadian Centre for Child Protection
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians. We do this through public awareness activities, our personal safety education program (Kids in the Know), our national tipline to report online sexual abuse of children (Cybertip.ca), our program to help organizations prevent child sexual abuse (Commit to Kids), and our national missing children services program (MissingKids.ca).
Safer Internet Day 2013
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has been an active participant in Safer Internet Day. This Safer Internet Day, February 5, the Canadian Centre has developed new Internet safety resources for parents who may at times feel overwhelmed by the growing challenges of raising children in a technological world. Information about healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries, online luring, as well as the growing issue of sexting is included in the Canadian Centre’s educational activities, brochures, online resources and new e-parenting safety sheets for parents of teens. The new e-parenting safety sheets (www.protectchildren.ca) will address issues and concerns parents may be facing right now with regard to their adolescent’s online safety.
Also, with the support of police, provincial and territorial governments, and the private sector, the Canadian Centre will be distributing over a million Internet safety resources to schools across Canada free-of-charge.
The Canadian Centre also encourages parents, educators and anyone else with children in their lives to set time aside to learn more about the risks associated with today’s technology and to teach their children how to stay safe. Visit our one-stop Internet safety website, The Door That’s Not Locked, where you will find a variety of resources, tools and age-specific strategies that will help you keep your child safer while s/he is exploring and enjoying the online world. From learning what online activities are popular and how your child uses them, to discovering ways to talk to your child about healthy versus unhealthy relationships, this website will give you the important information you need.