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Keeping Canadian Teens Safe in their Digital World

Safer Internet Day resources to help parents discuss online safety

February 9, 2016
For Immediate Release

WINNIPEG, MB: Sexting, sextortion, luring and cyberbullying – as teens’ off and online worlds are now seamlessly interwoven, many are confronted with these very complex situations.

Today, on International Safer Internet Day (#SID2016), the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is encouraging parents of tweens and teens to use our safety resources to discuss online safety with the youth in their lives.

“The online risks youth face are increasingly difficult to manage,” said Signy Arnason, Director of “For parents, the need for reliable and current educational resources to help better understand these issues and how to increase their teen’s skills and safety is crucial. We want to ensure Canadians know about our important Internet safety resources and that we are here to help keep kids safe.”

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, through, is encouraging the public to get involved and help create a safer Internet:

  1. TALK TO YOUR TEEN using the resources at about ways to be safe online
  2. STAY INFORMED about concerning technology trends by signing up to receive ALERTS
  3. RAISE AWARENESS on social media by tweeting and posting about Safer Internet Day using the hashtags #SID2016 and #PlayMyPart or by sharing the Canadian Centre’s tweets and posts
  4. REPORT concerns about youth being sexually exploited online to

If you are a member of the media and would like to arrange an interview with one of our spokespeople please contact our communications team:

Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection

204-801-2979 (Cell)



About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. The Centre’s goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to the Canadian public.

About Safer Internet Day (#SID2016): Every February on Safer Internet Day, people around the world join forces to teach children and youth about using online technology and their smartphones in a safe and responsible way. The Canadian Centre for Child protection, through, is responsible for SID activities in Canada and in 2016 is offering schools across Canada the opportunity to order internet safety resources free of charge.