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Cyber Safety

Do you know who your kids are communicating with online? What web sites they are visiting? Do they have private access to their computers? Are your kids more familiar with: web sites | e-mail | instant messaging | chat rooms | blogging | file-sharing | and cell phones; than you are?

The internet has created a new way to access information and communicate with each other, however, at the same time it has created a whole new series of problems around child and youth safety, crime and other related issues.

The following web site information is intended to provide you with links to the best available information and tools that will help you understand the issues relating to the internet and Cyber Safety.

With regard to international web sites, they provide valuable and relevant information that can add to your knowledge on this borderless global issue.


Cyber Safety Links

Canada | International | U.S.A. | United Kingdom | Australia and New Zealand

CANADA

Media Smarts: Cyber Security

Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy provides information on cyber security for all users and specific information for children, youth, parents and teachers on cyber safety.

Cybertip.ca


ProtectKidsOnline.ca

Cybertip.ca is operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and includes a tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children.  The Centre is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children whose goal is to reduce child victimization by providing national programs and services to the Canadian public.

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection also operates ProtectKidsOnline.ca that provides information to parents/guardians to stay on top of the digital world their children are engaging in.

RCMP - Internet Safety

This RCMP webpage on Internet Safety provides general information plus a self-assessment tool, interactive learning tools and other related resources.

NCECC

The RCMP National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre provides an overview of the Centre and includes a link to Cybertip.ca.

INTERNATIONAL

Interpol - Crimes Against Children

Interpol's Crimes Against Children web page provides information on their initiatives to protect children and their pursuit of those involved in the exploitation of children globally.

U.S.A.

CyberWise


CyberCivics

Cyberwise provides information on digital citizenship, internet safety, security, privacy, cyberbullying, sexting, reputation management and more so you can help kids embrace technology safely and wisely.  There is also an entry page for Parents and Teachers.

They also provide a classroom based program for 5th through 9th grades on their Cyber Civics website.

Wired Safety

Wired Safety was one of the first online safety, education and help groups on the globe and is led by a leader in the development of cyber law.  Internet Safety is one of the many informative topics on their website.

UNITED KINGDOM

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

Think U Know

The UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre provides information and tips on internet safety, the latest news, advice for parents and youth, and a reporting mechanism.

The CEOP is also linked to Think U Know providing information on internet safety for a variety age groups.

Childnet International - Online Safety

Childnet International provides information and guidance on internet safety for youth, parents and caregivers, teachers and professionals.

Wise Kids

Wise Kids promotes innovative, positive and safe internet use and provides outreach services to schools, parents and communities.

AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND

Internet Safety

The Australian Institute of Family Services provides an online publication on internet safety that provides a variety of information for youth and parents.

Netsafe

Netsafe is New Zealand’s independent, non-profit online safety organisation providing online safety help, support, expertise and education to people in New Zealand. They have been around for almost 20 years, and provides a guide to staying safe online, among other topics.


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