Kids Help Phone

An anonymous, confidential telephone service that kids can use to get help with all kinds of problems. The website includes information on school, dating, bullying, the internet, money, work, health, family and more.

The Door That’s Not Locked

The internet is the door that’s not locked. There are lots of fun and interesting places to go, but there are scary things out there too. This website has age specific information about how to have lots of fun and stay clear of the risks.

Get Cyber Safe

This new website was developed by the government of Canada. It provides a broad range of information for parents and youth to help them stay safe in the cyber world. Topics include: mobile security risks, protecting your computer, cyber bullying, social networking, and more...

iSmart - RCMP

Internet + Social Media Awareness Resource Toolkit = iSmart. Developed iSmart to provide police officers in this province with the tools they need to help educate parents, children, and teens about online safety. iSmart materials are age-appropriate teaching resources that are updated on a regular basis to keep the information relevant in the fast-changing online world.

Zoe and Molly Online

The Zoe and Molly Online website provides resources and activities designed to help parents and educators teach young children (Grade 3 and 4) about online safety. The website is operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

www.cybertip.ca 

This is a service provided by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. Cybertip.ca receives and analyzes tips from the public regarding child exploitation and  child pornography. 

www.NeedHelpNow.ca

Provide information to youth who have been impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared online, by email or by text. The goal of the site is to provide teens with practical steps they can take to regain control over the situation. Operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

Smartphone Safety

There are 23 million mobile phone subscribers in Canada. Mobile devices now account for about half of all internet traffic. This website highlights the risks that come with mobile phone technology and it provides some strategies to stay safe. The site links directly to Cybertip.ca for reporting abuse and exploitation of children online.

Media Smarts

Canada's Centre for Digital Media and Literacy provides a fun and informative site for youth to learn about the digital world. For kids, there are games, videos, activities and more. They organization also works to provide adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.

www.TextEd.ca

Learn safe texting practices. This fun, interactive and educational website helps Canadian teens learn how to be safe, responsible and respectful users of texting technologies.

RCMP in BC

This website provide British Columbians with a range of helpful information to help keep our communities safe:

  • - How to report a crime
  • - Contacting the RCMP
  • - Police Services
  • - Protecting Yourself

Stop Cyberbullying

This leading website provides age appropriate information for youth and parents to stop cyberbullying. It is the home of the “Don’t Stand By – Stand Up!” campaign. The site is part of the family of online safety resources from WiredSafety.org.

Cyber Safe Girl

Girls: Empower yourself so that you understand the risks of being online. Social media is fun - but do you know how to use it safely? This site provides information to girls, parents and educators about how girls can be safe online from cyber violence, sexual risk and harm and sexual predators.

Internet Safety

This brochure (from Public Legal Education and Information Services of New Brunswick) provides a good summary of internet safety tips for youth. It is a quick read and the information covers the same lessons learned in the CybersafeBC course.

30 Statistics about Teens and Social Media

  • - The average teen has 201 Facebook friends
  • - 86% of social networking teens comment on a friend's wall, 83% on a picture
  • - 55% of teens have given out personal info to someone they don’t know
  • - 24% have had private or embarrassing info made public without their permission

30 Statistics about Teens and Social Media

  • - Every second there are 100,000 tweets sent worldwide
  • - Every second there are 685,000 things shared on Facebook
  • - Every second there are 2 million Google searches
  • - Every second there are 48 hours of video uploaded to YouTube