Online Child Sexual Exploitation

Online Child Sexual Exploitation

From: Public Safety Canada

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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

How to Talk to Your Child

Teaching children about online dangers, personal safety and boundaries can help protect them online. If you need tips on how to start the conversation, check out resources from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

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 read our FAQ.

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