Free new activity book teaches kids critical safety skills

Safer Internet Day resource for parents

February 7, 2017
For Immediate Release

Winnipeg, MB: Today – on International Safer Internet Day (#SID2017) – the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) is introducing a new, free resource to help parents talk online safety with their kids.

Safety Rocks is an activity book aimed at children in Grades 3 and 4. Jack, Olivia and their dragons help parents teach important personal safety strategies that apply both offline and online – such as when to keep or speak a secret, who is a safe adult, and what is okay and not okay.

“It’s important for parents to get into the habit of talking about personal safety with their kids,” said Noni Classen, Director of Education at the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. “Our new Safety Rocks booklet helps parents have those critical, on-going discussions in a fun and age-appropriate way.”

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is asking parents to get involved by:

  1. DOWNLOADING the Safety Rocks activity book from SaferInternetDay.ca and working through the activities with their child.
  2. HELPING US REACH OTHER PARENTS on social media by using the hashtag #SID2017 and sharing the Canadian Centre’s tweets and posts.
  3. REPORTING concerns about children being sexually exploited online to Cybertip.ca.

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Canadian Centre spokesperson, contact:

Phone:
204-945-8074

Email:
communications@protectchildren.ca

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About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. The Centre's goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public.

About Safer Internet Day (#SID2017): Every February on Safer Internet Day, people around the world join forces to teach children and youth about using online technology and their smartphones in a safe and responsible way. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is responsible for SID activities in Canada.