The OPP supports International Safer Internet Day 2017

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) continues to encourage responsible use of online technology to young people and their families in support of International Safer Internet Day.

International Safer Internet Day 2017 is February 7th.  The theme this year is “Be the Change: Unite for a Better Internet.”

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) partners with the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit and the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet.  C3P is dedicated to the personal and online safety of all children. They offer a number of programs, services and resources for Canadians to help protect children and reduce their risk of victimization.  You may find resources for children at every grade level and for parents on the C3P website

If you or someone you know is being victimized online you can make a report at Cybertip.ca. The Cybertip.ca tipline is owned and operated by the C3P and is Canada's official tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children.

The OPP will be supporting cyber safety awareness by sharing messages and encouraging followers to be part of the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #SID2017.

Useful links:

http://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/bt/index-eng.aspx

www.needhelpnow.ca

https://www.protectchildren.ca/app/en/

https://www.kidsintheknow.ca/app/en/

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About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children and to prevent child victimization. The Canadian Centre operates Cybertip.ca – Canada’s national tipline to report child sexual abuse and exploitation on the Internet, as well as other prevention and intervention services to the Canadian public