Every February on Safer Internet Day, people and organizations around the world join forces to help make the online world a
safer place for young people.
This Safer Internet Day the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is
urging families to talk with their tweens about the risks of live streaming after the organization’s Cybertip.ca saw a 57%
increase in reports of adults contacting children ages 8–12 to engage in sexual activities over live stream.
C3P has three tips for parents/guardians of tweens to help keep their kids safe online:
Talk to your tween about the risks associated with live streaming. Screengrabs and video recordings from live streams
can be used against tweens to embarrass or harm them.
Help tweens set up privacy settings. With a private account, users can approve or deny followers, restrict who can view
their content, and limit incoming messages to followers only. Work together to decide who to accept as followers.
Many times tweens stream at night from bedrooms when parents are asleep or unware. Remove devices from tweens’ rooms
before bed and consider disabling the Wi-Fi at night.