Resources for educators

From Public Safety Canada

Youth today are online more than ever. While this opens new opportunities for learning and connecting with others, it also leaves them more vulnerable to risks. Learn how you should be talking to your students about online child sexual exploitation.

Tackling the problem

Cases of online child sexual exploitation have increased significantly with technological advances in recent years. Chances are, some of the students in your school have experienced unwanted sexual behavior online — whether from somebody they know or a stranger. There may also be students in your school who don’t have an adult they can trust at home.

By raising awareness, teaching students what to look out for, and creating safe spaces to talk about this topic, we can work towards keeping all children safe online.

Resource for your students and their caregivers

It can be hard to know how to talk to your students and their caregivers about a topic like online child sexual exploitation. That’s why we’ve created resources to help guide how you’re speaking to students of different ages.

Please use these presentations, videos, fact sheets and posters in your school to raise awareness about this topic and how to help prevent it from happening.

For youth

Toolkit for youth aged 10-12

Presentation, video, fact sheets, booklet and posters

Toolkit for youth aged 13-14

Presentation, video, fact sheets, booklet and posters

Toolkit for youth aged 15-17

Presentation, video, fact sheets, booklet and posters

For parents and caregivers

Toolkit for parents and caregivers with kids aged 10-12

Presentation, video, fact sheets and booklet

Toolkit for parents and caregivers with kids aged 13-14

Presentation, video, fact sheets and booklet

Toolkit for parents and caregivers with kids aged 15-17

Presentation, video, fact sheets and booklet

Know a child who needs help?

Your students might be worried about coming directly to you. Make them aware of resources they can access like Cybertip.ca and NeedHelpNow.ca, or click here for a complete list of resources.

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