The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is dedicated to the personal safety of all children. We offer a number of programs, services and resources for Canadians to help them protect children and reduce their risk of victimization. Below you will find a brief overview of all of our programs and resources, as well as links to their respective websites.
Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children.
Canada’s one-stop resource and response centre for supporting families in finding their missing child and providing educational materials to help prevent children from going missing.
A national interactive safety education program for increasing the personal safety of children and reducing their risk of victimization online and in the real world.
A program designed to help prevent sexual abuse from happening within child-serving organizations.
This kit is designed for children four to six years of age. Lessons are age-appropriate, fun and include an animated turtle named Teatree to help teach children how to be safe. Topics include lessons on identifying safe adults, identifying feelings, naming body parts, establishing personal boundaries, and okay and not okay touching. For more information, please visit: teatreetells.ca.
Children who go places alone are at a greater risk of being harmed. The Billy Brings his Buddies initiative teaches children the important habit of staying with a buddy when going places. It consists of interactive online games, an online storybook as well as activities you can download and complete with your child. For more information, please visit: billybuddy.ca.
This initiative is designed to help parents and educators teach children eight to ten years of age how to stay safe online. The Grade 3 resource helps teach children what to do if they come across inappropriate content while online. The Grade 4 resources help teach children about the risks associated with playing games online and with sharing their personal information and pictures online. For more information, please visit: zoeandmolly.ca.
Recognizing the challenges in discussing the issue of child sexual abuse, this initiative helps teachers educate students in Grades 5 and 6 about this subject in an empowering way. Through a myriad of fun activities, children learn how to identify inappropriate behaviour, and how to talk to a safe adult when something makes them feel uncomfortable. For more information, please visit: smartstrongsafe.ca.
This innovative website is designed to help teach children to be safe, responsible and respectful texters. Designed for students in Grade 7 and up, the textED.ca website provides a fun, interactive platform for children to learn about the short-term costs and the long-term ramifications associated with texting. For more information, please visit: texted.ca.
This initiative is designed to teach teenagers about the risks they face when sending pictures or videos by email, instant messaging (IM), or by posting them online. The activity booklet guides adolescents through the risks and provides them with safety strategies to help keep them safe.
Click here to download the activity booklet.
Needhelpnow.ca is designed to provide information to youth who have been impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared by peers. The goal of the site is to provide teens with practical steps they can take to regain control over the situation.
For more information, please visit: needhelpnow.ca.
This resource, School and Family Approaches to Intervention and Prevention: Addressing Self/Peer Exploitation is designed to assist educators and parents when responding to an incident of self/peer exploitation.
For more information, please visit: cybertip.ca/self_peer_exploitation.
This comprehensive Internet safety website features age-specific information on what kids are doing online, the risks associated with these activities, and age-appropriate tips for educators and parents on how to keep children safe. For more information, please visit: thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca.
This resource targets parents who may at times feel overwhelmed by the growing challenges of raising children in a technological world.
Click here to download the booklet.
This comprehensive mobile safety website is designed to inform educators and parents about the potential risks posed to children/adolescents using cell phones. It also highlights proactive strategies that can be used to help keep youth safe. For more information, please visit: mobility.protectchildren.ca.
Adults bear the responsibility for safeguarding and protecting children from sexual abuse – as such it is important understand what child sexual abuse is and to recognize behaviour that may signal a child in distress if we are going to address this issue at its core.
Click here to download the booklet.