Helping children stay safe while online is something many parents and caregivers are concerned about. Yet, as a parent or guardian, it can be difficult to stay up to date with new technology and know how to ensure their child’s safety online.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection offers resources about the ever-changing online interests of children, the potential risks they face, and proactive strategies to help keep your child/adolescent safe while online.
ProtectKidsOnline.ca helps parents/guardians stay on top of the digital world their children are engaging in and reduce their risk of victimization.
Zoey & Molly Online
This interactive series gives eight to 10-year-olds an opportunity to have some fun exploring what it means to be safe while playing games online. All the components of the Zoe & Molly Online program, including comics, an interactive game, and online safety quiz, provide an engaging learning experience for children.
NeedHelpNow.ca provides youth with information about how to manage issues that may arise from sexting incidents, as well as steps youth can take to request images/videos be removed from websites, helpful hints for how to involve a safe adult, and information about self-care and recognizing when things have gone too far.
Additional Online Resources for Tweens and Teens
Online Publication Resources