Youth Safety Resources – Social Media/Internet

Opportunities online to research for projects, play games and participate in online communities are numerous but with these opportunities come risks. We offer the following links to some resources to help you keep safe.

get cyber safeThis Government of Canada website includes:
  • Cyber security risks and scams
  • Cyberbullying and the law
  • Stop Hating Online raises awareness of cyberbullying, including how to prevent it, how to deal with it, and how to report it when it happens
Personal Protection Systems
personal protection systems
Delivers a strong message of online social media safety to schools and the community including the consequences of high risk and less than desirable online behaviour
Mediated Reality
How to become a responsible online digital citizen, protect yourself online, keep your information private and not become vulnerable to online predators
text ed
Get the 411 on safe, respectful texting practices, texting and healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, how to deal with harassment and cope with stress
need help now
Canadian Centre for Child Protection: Need Help Now.
If you (or someone you know) have been involved in an exploitation incident (otherwise known as “sexting”), this site provides you with guidance on steps you can take to get through this
door that's not locked
Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Door That's Not Locked - a "one-stop shop" for adults to learn about ways to keep kids safe on the Internet

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