The foundation of personal safety education has forever been based on the message “Don’t talk to strangers.” However, we now know that this can cause more harm than good when it comes to effective safety strategies kids can use to protect themselves. Click here to learn more.
In order to effectively educate children on personal safety strategies, it is essential to understand the importance of child development and how this impacts learning. Click here to learn more.
Many victims of grooming and sexual abuse do not recognize they are being manipulated, nor do they connect how grooming is a part of the abuse process. Click here to learn more.
Individuals have a legal obligation to report suspicions of child sexual abuse. Failure to report may constitute an offence under a provincial/territorial child welfare act. Know your legal responsibilities and click here to learn more.
When high-risk offenders are released from prison, police in some provinces may issue Community Notifications to alert members of the community of potential risks.1 You can safeguard your community by knowing where to report concerns, and you can protect your children by teaching age-appropriate personal safety strategies. Click here to learn more.
1 Community Notifications differ by province and may be referred to differently. For information about the notification process in your area, contact your local police.
In addition to the long-standing support we receive from the Government of Canada (through Public Safety Canada), we work very closely with a number of provincial governments to better protect children. Click here to learn more.
The Canadian Centre produces a number of public service announcement and educational videos regarding the issue of child victimization and ways to better protect children. Click here to learn more.