Internet Safety

The Internet has provided access to many interesting things to see and do, but it has also opened the door to some scary places. Sometimes children and youth are exposed to dangerous predators.

Internet luring has become a growing concern in our province and around the world. Research suggests that 50 percent of youth have received unwanted sexual comments online, and that 25 percent have been asked by someone they knew only online, to meet in person.

For more information on what you can do to protect yourself or your children, visit:

  Internet Savvy – for parents
Human Services and the Alberta government have developed a new resource on Internet safety for children, teens, parents and caregivers. The Internet Savvy training provides information on the ways that children and youth are engaged with the Internet, as well as practical information, tips and tools to keep children and youth safe online.
     
  getwebwise.ca – for parents
Includes information for families on staying safe online, including a family contract that defines clear guidelines for Internet use, and encourages discussions on Internet safety and boundaries for safe use.
     
  weron2u.ca – for teens
A hard-hitting site for youth that includes information on predator tactics, real life stories and tips on how teens can stay safe.
     
  badguypatrol.ca – for kids
An interactive site for 5 to 10 year olds, teaching critical Internet safety skills through fun games.

A cast of animal friends teach the importance of protecting personal information and that people may not always be who they say they are. An adult section provides more tips to keep kids safe.
Created:
Modified: 2013-01-17
PID: 14838