Training Opportunities

Kids in the Know Online Training

Kids in the Know (KIK) is an interactive safety education program for increasing the personal safety of children and reducing their risk of sexual victimization both online and offline. Designed for children from kindergarten to high school, it focuses on building safety competence and confidence through teaching critical problem-solving skills. The core foundation of the program is based on 7 Root Safety Strategies and 4 Root Safety Environments.

This program has been purposefully designed to create a common language to help facilitate the way we teach kids about their own personal safety. Recognizing the various stages of child development, the program allows teachers and parents to adapt the lesson plans and activities to meet the individual needs of students.

The KIK online training is designed to assist educators with successful implementation of the KIK program. Users can view the modules in the online training at their own pace to learn about:

  • the goals of the KIK program
  • the teaching methods used in the lessons
  • the 7 Root Safety Strategies that the program is based on
  • what steps to take before starting the program
  • how to introduce the lessons to students in a fun, age-appropriate way

How does the training work?

  1. The KIK online training comes with an introductory presentation about child sexual abuse that explains the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Canada and underscores the importance of teaching child personal safety skills. This introductory presentation includes five modules, totalling 104 minutes, meant to be completed before viewing the modules in the KIK online training.
  2. The KIK online training is delivered through six modules, lasting approximately 40 minutes in total.
  3. Modules can be completed in one or multiple sittings from a computer, tablet or smartphone with access to the Internet.*

* While we use reasonable efforts to ensure the platform is compatible with common devices and operating systems, we cannot guarantee that a particular computer or device will be compatible with the platform. If your computer or device is not compatible, please let us know and we will either address the problem or issue the applicable refund.

How much does the training cost?

The KIK online training is available free of charge to educators who are employed at an educational institution that owns a copy of the KIK program. Obtaining a program is mandatory in order to undertake the online training.*

* Notwithstanding, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (the “Canadian Centre”) reserves the right to refuse or terminate access to anyone at any time, at its sole discretion. Access to the training will not be granted until the Canadian Centre has satisfactorily confirmed that the educational institution in question owns a copy of the Kids in the Know program. If there is a dispute in this regard, the records of the Canadian Centre shall be taken as accurate and shall govern.

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How do I get started?

Educational institutions can contact us at 1-800-532-9135 for more information on how to access the online training.