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February 2018

Canadian Centre for Child Protection
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce the incidence of missing and sexually exploited children while educating the Canadian public about ways to keep children safe.

Safer Internet Day is February 6, 2018

This Safer Internet Day, our analysts are answering two common questions we get from Canadian parents – What are the BIGGEST risks tweens/teens face online? and What can parents do to help their kids stay safe online? Watch the videos at

On February 6, help us reach as many parents as possible by sharing the Canadian Centre’s posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And don’t forget to check out, talk to your kids about online safety and sign up for Alerts to help ensure safer online experiences for your kids!

Child and Youth Safety in Sport

The Canadian Centre is helping to increase the safety of young athletes. Through our new online training course, coaches learn about the importance of boundaries with youth athletes, how to report inappropriate behaviour and possible misconduct, and how child sexual abuse can occur within this environment.

Visit to learn more or to sign up for the training.

Missing and Exploited Children Training Conference (MECC) 2018

Do you work with missing or exploited children and youth? Join us May 15-18, 2018 in Winnipeg for three days of critical information from experts and frontline professionals on a wide range of issues, including the detection and investigation of child victimization and online exploitation.

Visit for more information or to register for the conference. Register by April 30, 2018 to qualify for early bird pricing.

Getting the message – Could apps like Facebook®’s Messenger Kids lull parents into a false sense of security?

As a parent of elementary school-ages children you may have already heard the plea for a phone or a social media account. The debate of how and when children should start using digital products is a hot one, and one that has been further fueled by the recent launch of Messenger Kids, Facebook’s first free video calling and messaging app designed for children under the age of 13.

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Working with Law Enforcement to Help Keep Kids Safe

The Canadian Centre works collaboratively with policing agencies across Canada to raise awareness and get important educational materials into the hands of Canadians. This January, the Canadian Centre formalized protocols with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ottawa Police Service.

As part of our protocol with the OPP, they will be distributing The Canadian Centre’s My First Safety Book to families across Ontario. Not in Ontario? Download your copy of My First Safety Book.

Help us keep our children safe. Give today.   CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW   >


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ISSUE # 8      |      February 2018

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