Children and youth are increasingly living out a large proportion of their daily lives online whether using technology to communicate with friends, seek entertainment, or learn and broaden their knowledge about the world around them. However, just like the offline world, parents need to be fully aware of the risks children and youth may encounter while using the Internet. This is why the Ontario Provincial Police is letting Ontarians know about the comprehensive Internet safety resources and tools available through the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children and provides information addressing issues and concerns parents may be facing right now with regard to their adolescents’ online safety. This includes valuable information on protecting youth from online luring, the growing issue of sexting, as well as how to talk to your child about healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries. The goal of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public. Check them out at www.protectchildren.ca.