This day focuses on raising Canadians’ awareness of this critical service for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children and for obtaining important educational material.
Sept. 26 will be a day for focusing on the difference Canadians can make in reporting their concerns about a child being sexually exploited on the Internet, said a news release from the police service. Cybertip.ca will also be offering a new educational booklet titled “Parenting Tweens and Teens in a Digital World”.
This resource targets parents who may, at times, feel overwhelmed by the growing challenges of raising children in a technological world and includes articles on how to address online luring, sextortion, and cyber bullying.
Since its inception in September 2002, Cybertip.ca has responded to more than 94,000 child sexual exploitation reports. Hard work and close partnerships with police have resulted in at least 127 individuals being arrested, numerous children removed from abusive environments and the protection of countless children both within Canada and abroad.
Cybertip.ca also provides education and awareness material to help keep Canadians safe. Over the past decade, more than 8.6 million pieces of safety education material has been distributed free-of-charge to schools, law enforcement, child welfare, industry and other stakeholders.
For more information visit www.cybertip.ca. The booklet “Parenting Tweens and Teens in a Digital World” can be found at https://www.cybertip.ca/pdfs/C3P_ParentingintheDigitalWorld_en.pdf.