Keeping Canadian Teens Safe in their Digital World

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Sexting, sextortion, luring and cyberbullying – as teens’ off and online worlds are now seamlessly interwoven, many are confronted with these very complex situations.

Today, on International Safer Internet Day (#SID2016), the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is encouraging parents of tweens and teens to use our safety resources to discuss online safety with the youth in their lives.

“The online risks youth face are increasingly difficult to manage,” said Signy Arnason, Director of Cybertip.ca. “For parents, the need for reliable and current educational resources to help better understand these issues and how to increase their teen’s skills and safety is crucial. We want to ensure Canadians know about our important Internet safety resources and that we are here to help keep kids safe.”

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, through Cybertip.ca, is encouraging the public to get involved and help create a safer Internet:

1- TALK TO YOUR TEEN using the resources at SaferInternetDay.ca about ways to be safe online

2- STAY INFORMED about concerning technology trends by signing up to receive Cybertip.ca ALERTS

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 posts

4- REPORT concerns about youth being sexually exploited online to Cybertip.ca