Safer Internet Day – February 7, 2017
Every February on Safer Internet Day, people around the world join forces to teach children and youth about using online technology
in a safe and responsible way.
Safer Internet Day 2016 was held on February 9. To educate the public about safer Internet practices, law enforcement, governments
and the private sector assisted the Canadian Centre for Child Protection by
promoting and distributing our Internet safety resources to Canadians to help protect children, including:
Things you can do to help create a safer Internet!
1. TALK TO YOUR TEEN about ways to be safe online
In addition to the resources above, read
Parenting Tweens and Teens in the
Digital World and discuss these important issues with your teen.
Let your youth know about NeedHelpNow.ca, a website
that provides practical information for youth who have been impacted be a sexual picture/video
being shared by peers.
2. STAY INFORMED about concerning technology trends by signing up to receive
3. RAISE AWARENESS on social media by tweeting and posting about Safer Internet Day
using the hashtags #SID2016 and #PlayMyPart or by sharing the
Canadian Centre’s tweets and
4. REPORT concerns about youth being sexually exploited online to
For media inquiries, please contact:
Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection
Office: (204) 945-8074
After Hours: (204) 801-2979