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A total of 17 records were found for Internet safety
Definition: Resources that deal with the potential dangers of the Internet and protections against them.
See also keywords:  Internet law and policy, Privacy

Alberta Resources

An interactive website developed by Alberta Children's Service to provide information to both parents and children about internet safety and security. It features information and links on a variety of topics, such as online games, chat, web-cams and instant messaging. It also offers parents tips on how to protect their children while using the Internet.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Internet safety

This website was produced by the Prevention of Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Committee of the Government of Alberta. This website contains informations for parents, teenagers as well as children and is intended to educate and raise awareness of the risks of the internet as well as safety tips to protect yourself online.

 

Related keywords: Internet safety

When someone uses personal information such as your name, Social Insurance number (SIN), credit card number or other identifying information without your knowledge or permission, it is identity theft and it is a crime. This tipsheet provides information on: how businesses and community groups can raise awarenes of identity theft, how to protect your identity when you are away from home, and how to report ID theft.

Related keywords: Consumer protection and fraud, Internet safety, Privacy

A website developed by the Government of Alberta on staying safe from internet predators. It provides teens with information on predator tactics as well as safety tips and true stories. The website is written from a peer-to-peer perspective and empowers teens to stay safe online. The site includes downloadable banners that can be used on blogs or as instant messenger icons to let predators know these teens are educated about online safety and won't be a target.

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Canada/Federal

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has created this graphic novel to help young Canadians to better understand and navigate privacy issues in the online world. The 12-page graphic novel– is designed to appeal to tweens and younger teens. The novel was developed with feedback from young people, it tells the story of a brother and sister who learn (sometimes the hard way) about the privacy risks related to social networking, mobile devices and texting, and online gaming.To accompany the graphic novel, they have also developed a discussion guide that educators can use to generate further discussion and learning.

Related keywords: Classroom materials, Internet safety, Privacy

Be Web Aware is a national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety. The initiative was developed and supported by Media Awareness Network (MNet), Bell and Microsoft Canada. The web-based resources are aimed at empowering parents with information so they can help their children make safe and wise online decisions. It's all part of helping young Canadians benefit from the opportunities of the Internet while minimizing the potential risks.

Related keywords: Bullying, Harassment, Hate crime, Internet safety, Sexual assault

This guide was design for parents to prepare them for the conversations they may need to have with their kids when they first start using digital devices, as they grow and their online activities change, and when things go wrong. The guide is divided into three sections that each deal with a different aspect of digital citizenship:  Respect People's Feelings, to Respect Privacy and to Respect Property online.

Related keywords: Citizenship and nationality, Human rights, Internet safety, Privacy

Media Smarts offers a range of media education and Internet literacy resources.

Related keywords: Classroom materials, Communications and media, Internet safety

Formerly known as Internet 101, the RCMP has provided these resources about safety on the internet, including information regarding: Internet Safety for Youth; Child Exploitation; Online Scams and Fraud; Social Networking; Cyberbullying; and Internet Security.

 

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Communications and media, Consumer protection and fraud, Internet safety, Prostitution and pornography

Kids in the Know is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s interactive safety education program designed for students from Kindergarten to Grade 9. The purpose of the program is to help educators teach children and youth effective personal safety strategies in an engaging, age-appropriate and interactive way that builds resiliency skills and reduces their likelihood of victimization in the online and offline world.

Related keywords: Child abuse, Classroom materials, Internet safety, Sexual assault

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