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 2014
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is an active participant in Safer Internet Day. This Safer Internet Day, February 11, the Canadian Centre has developed new educational resources to help address growing concerns related to the online sexual exploitation of teens. The “How Can Parents Keep Teens Safe from Online Sexual Exploitation?” guide will complement a new educational kit for teachers of students in Grade 7 and 8. The kit has been created in response to emerging online risks and recent tragedies involving young people in Canada. The goal is to reduce the incidence of adolescent sexual exploitation. Lessons include information about healthy and unhealthy relationships, establishing personal boundaries, and what constitutes inappropriate adult-child interactions. For access to this and many more resources and activities, visit www.protectchildren.ca
The Canadian Centre is committed to keeping schools and families up-to-date by providing information to promote safer use of technology. Every year, our organization sends out Internet safety resources to schools across Canada free-of-charge. In keeping with that tradition, we are sending out over 1.3 million Internet safety materials to schools this February to encourage safer Internet practices and better protect children on the Internet.
This Safer Internet Day, the Canadian Centre is also encouraging parents and others to sign up for Cybertip.ca Alerts – a new notification system that offers vital information to the public concerning technology trends and new resources designed to increase children’s personal safety. Sign-up today!