Internet Safety Tips for Parents
The links and documents below are compiled to help parents learn more about the Internet, and how to help keep their children and teens safe while online.
Parent's Beware of Snapchat's New Snap Map Feature
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection, through its Cybertip.ca program, wants to make parents aware of a concerning new location-sharing feature on Snapchat, an app that lets users send photos, videos, and messages that disappear after a set time. Click here for more details.
The RCMP's Internet Safety Fact Sheet - RCMP Internet Factsheet
Are you web aware? Take this quiz and find out: Web Aware Checklist
Learn how you can help prevent cyber attacks and protect your own personal information by taking the following precautions:
It’s important to establish a balance between respectful communication and ensuring safety. Learn how to track Internet behaviour: Tracking Online Behaviour
If your kids are spending too much time on the Internet, establish a healthy balance between Internet use and other activities. Learn more at:
Try creating an Internet. Two examples are from the RCMP:
Learn about identity fraud, the theft and use of personal information for criminal purposes:
Children's privacy can be compromised in certain online activities. Learn more at:
Become aware of the risks of online behaviour to help prevent your child’s interactions with online predators:
The Internet is a common source of information for homework. However, not all information is true or to be trusted. Learn more at: http://www.bewebaware.ca/english/home_work.html
Want to stay up-to-date?
New apps (applications) are popping up online all the time. Are you up to date with the latest apps your children or teens are using on their mobile devices or their computer at home? Here’s a great resource list of organizations whose information you can use:
Media Smarts: http://mediasmarts.ca/
Cyber Safety: http://www.cyber-safety.com/index.html
Safe Kids: http://www.safekids.com/
Safe Teens: http://www.safeteens.com/
Wired Safety: http://www.wiredsafety.com/
Get Net Wise: http://www.getnetwise.org/
Child Net International: http://www.childnet.com/
OPP – Cyberbullying: http://www.opp.ca/index.php?id=115&entryid=573ccc6f8f94ac7a3d66ddd2&lng=en