Resources for youth

From Public Safety Canada

There are lots of great ways to spend time online. Unfortunately, there are also risks you should try to avoid. Learn what you should be looking out for.

How to stay safe

Without the Internet, a lot of great things wouldn’t exist — from social media to games to sharing pictures with friends. But there are also pictures, videos, and people on the Internet that could put you in a dangerous situation.

Below you’ll learn more about some of these dangers online, how to avoid them, and what to do if you get into an uncomfortable situation.

If something has happened to you, tell your parents or another adult you trust — even if you feel like you have made a mistake. You shouldn’t feel ashamed.

Info tailored for you

Depending on how old you are, there may be different things you’re doing online that could put you at risk. Learn what you should look out for.

What 10 to 12-year-olds should know

Learn how to stay safe and avoid pictures that weren’t meant for you.

What 13 and 14-year-olds should know

How to stay safe and avoid dangerous situations online.

What 15 to 17-year-olds should know

Learn about grooming, sextortion and how to stay safe online.

Booklets for Youth

Share what you’ve learned about online child sexual exploitation with your friends. Download these booklets, save them on your desktop or mobile, and send them to your peers.

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