Internet Safety

Internet Safety Information for Youth

The following resources have been designed to provide parents and educators with age-appropriate information about what youth (12 years and older) are doing online.

Parenting Tweens and Teens

Recognizing that many parents are feeling overwhelmed trying to keep their kids safe in today’s digital world, these safety sheets are designed to provide information about how tweens and teens are using digital devices and what parents can do to make it safer.

ProtectKidsOnline.ca

As technology evolves, so do the risks to young people. ProtectKidsOnline.ca arms parents with the knowledge they need to help keep their kids safe online. The site regularly gleans information from Cybertip.ca to help parents stay informed about age-specific interests of young people, the risks they face online and proactive strategies for helping to make their child's online experiences safer.

The following sites have been designed for youth. Parents and educators may wish to review these resources with youth or use the information as a guide and tool to base discussions about Internet safety on. We also recommend parents encourage their child’s school to utilize these resources, all of which are connected to lessons in the Canadian Centre’s Kids in the Know program. Click here to learn more.

Need Help Now

Coined in the media as “sexting”, self/peer exploitation is generally defined as youth creating, sending or sharing sexual images and/or videos with peers via the Internet and/or electronic devices. The Need Help Now website provides youth with information about how to manage self/peer exploitation incidents. The site features:

  • Steps youth can take to request images/videos be removed from websites
  • Helpful hints for how to involve a safe adult
  • Information about self-care and recognizing when things have gone too far

To view other resources offered by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, please click here.