Sites we like
Cybertips http://www.cybertip.ca Canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. It is a centralized web portal for receiving and addressing reports from the public regarding child pornography, luring, child sex tourism, and children who are exploited through prostitution. Cybertip.ca also provides the public with information, referrals and other resources to help Canadians keep their children safe while on the Internet.
We’re On 2 U http://www.weron2u.ca A hard-hitting site for youth. Includes safety tips, predator tactics and true stories to help you protect yourself from online predators.
Kids Help Phone http://kidshelp.sympatico.ca/en/ Every day, Kids Help Phone and Parent Help Line counsellors answer calls and online questions from across Canada. No matter what the problem or concern, counsellors are there to provide immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.
Obscenity Crimes http://www.obsenitycrimes.org Is a resource for educating the public and reporting possible violations of Internet obscenity laws.
Internet Tips for Parents and Kids
BeWebAware http://www.bewebaware.com A national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety. The website serves to ensure young Canadians benefit from the Internet, while being safe and responsible in their online activities.
Calgary Police http://calgarypolice.ca/crimeprev/frame1.html The Calgary Police Service website provides Internet safety tips for parents and children.
Netsmartz http://www.netsmartz.org An interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. NetSmartz combines the newest technologies available and the most current information to create high-impact educational activities that are well received by even the most tech-savvy kids. Parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement also have access to additional resources for learning and teaching about the dangers children may face online.
Isafe http://www.isafe.org A non-profit Internet safety foundation founded in 1998, to bring Internet safety education and awareness to the youth.
Virtual Global Task Force http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com This site was created in 2003 as a direct response to lessons learned from investigations into on-line child abuse around the world. It is an international alliance of law enforcement agencies working together to make the Internet a safer place.
Reports cited on this site
http://www.netsmartz.org/pdf/OnlineVictimization.pdf The complete Online Victimization: A Report on the Nation’s Youth; a U.S. report, published in June 2000. The first scientifically based window on some of the risks of Internet use. It presents a picture of young people who are confronted with offensive, upsetting, and potentially dangerous Internet encounters. It poses the challenge of how we can clean up the cyberspace environment where our youth are going to go increasingly to play and learn.
The Media Awareness Network
Young Canadians in a Wired World: Initiated in 2000 by the Media Awareness Network (Mnet), Young Canadians in a Wired World is a research project which investigates and tracks the behaviours, attitudes, and opinions of children and youth with respect to their use of the Internet. This two-year study was funded by the Government of Canada.