There are many ways to get involved and help protect children from online child sexual exploitation. In this section, you will find suggestions on how you can make a difference.
While the Internet can be an incredible social and educational tool, children’s online safety depends on parents/guardians taking a proactive approach to help protect their children from online sexual exploitation. For more information, please click here.
Grooming techniques used by offenders often begin by breaking boundaries to normalize sexual activity between adults and children. Children who are aware of their own personal boundaries are more likely to recognize when someone is crossing a boundary, which in turn, reduces the risk of being sexually exploited or abused. For more information, please click here.
If you are concerned that a child is being harmed on the Internet, report by clicking here. If you are aware of a child in need of protection, contact your local child welfare agency immediately.
As a community, it is our shared responsibility to safeguard children and teach them skills that will help keep them safe. Safety education helps build children’s confidence and critical thinking skills, and helps prepare them for potentially dangerous situations should they arise. The Kids in the Know program is intentionally designed to facilitate the way we teach kids about their own personal safety and is constantly being updated to reflect new trends as seen by Cybertip.ca. Click here to learn more.
Child-serving organizations typically do criminal record checks, but considering the vast majority of sex offenders do not have a criminal record, it is clear that organizations have to do far more than simply rely on these checks. Please click here to download a free copy of the Commit to Kids program overview guide to learn more about this important program.
Donations like yours enable us to provide important programs and services to Canadian families, as well as to offer essential prevention information in order to reduce online sexual exploitation. For more information about giving to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (which owns and operates Cybertip.ca), please click here.
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