This Safer Internet Day, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is reminding parents, educators and everyone else with children in their lives why it’s important to educate themselves on how to keep children safe online. The days where children spend the majority of their free time outdoors are behind us. Today’s reality is that kids are spending a great deal of their time online.
According to recent statistics published by the Pew Research Centre, 93% of teens aged 12-17 are now on the Internet, 89% of them go online from home and 77% of them go online from school. Since most children’s online activity happens at home or at school, parents and teachers are positioned to teach kids about safer Internet practices. While the Internet opens doors leading to a world of great information, communication and entertainment, it can also be a direct path to danger for children. Please take a moment to visit The door that’s not Locked (www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca) where you will find a number of new internet safety resources at your finger tips to help keep your kids safe online.
We thank you for your time and for your continued support. Together, we can make the internet a safer place for our children.