Online Child Sexual Exploitation
From: Public Safety Canada
As technology has advanced, online child sexual exploitation has increased in Canada. In fact, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is on the frontlines supporting Canadians with reducing online child sexual abuse and exploitation, processing more than 100,000 reports every month.
What you should know
Online child sexual exploitation is when children are tricked into seeing or participating in online encounters of a sexual nature. As a country, we need to work together to keep children safer online.
Find out what you can do to help prevent online child sexual exploitation, by exploring the resources below to learn about online exploitation tactics like grooming, capping, sexting, sextortion, and the distribution of sexual images and videos.
Help keep your kids safer online - Learn the dangers
Are you an educator?
Find resources to share in the classroom, for youth between the ages of 10-17.
Infographic - Online Child Sexual Exploitation
Check out the infographic for the stats on how serious of a problem online child sexual exploitation is in Canada.
Additional resources for parents and caregivers
Presentation: What parents and caregivers need to know
Revealing The Dangers Of Online Child Sexual Exploitation
Online Dangers Virtual Panel
On February 8, 2022, Public Safety Canada held a virtual panel event titled Online Dangers: Cyberbullying and Online Child Sexual Exploitation. Our panel of experts included representatives from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Kids Help Phone and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. If you missed it, you can watch the panel recording.
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