- Online Safety Informational Sites
Here at Internet 101, our motto is "police and partners . . . working together to web-proof our communities". Just as we teach our kids to safely navigate the streets of our cities, we need to do the same for the digital highway we call the Internet. A committee of police forces, led by the RCMP, created and maintains this website, a collection of safety tips, helpful presentations and links to further police-approved resources to help kids and parents surf safely.
Cybertip.ca is Canada's national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. The tipline is owned and operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children.
Cybertip.ca accepts and addresses online and telephone reports from the public regarding:
- Child Pornography (images of child abuse)
- Online luring
- Child exploitation through prostitution
- Travelling to sexually exploit children
For more information on these incident types, please click here.
On average, Cybertip.ca receives over 700 reports and 800,000 hits to its website per month. All reports that are in contravention of the Criminal Code (Canada) are sent to police for possible investigation. As of January 2008, reports to the tipline had resulted in 43 arrests and the removal of 2,850 websites from the Internet.
Safe Online Outreach Society
The Safe Online Outreach Society's purpose is to educate the public about exploitation on the internet by doing research, creating materials and delivering presentations and workshops that will train youth, professionals and parents on how to recognize and respond to online sexual exploitation and assist children and youth affected by this issue.