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Online Safety/Age Verification. February 22, 2024.

Online Safety/Age Verification

Key Points

  1. Parents, guardians and caregivers need to take a more proactive approach to their children’s online safety and not assume that all children’s apps and websites are safe.

  2. Parents need to be empowered with knowledge and simple technical methods to assist in keeping their children safe online.

  3. Governments and corporations have a social responsibility to help us ensure that our children are safe when they are using their platforms.

Additional Resources

Child Safety Pledge - Resources for Parents

Educate Empower Kids - Age-Appropriate Online Safety Resources

Safer Kids Online - Age-Appropriate Online Safety Resources

Protect Young Eyes - Parental Controls Configurations Resources

Canadian Centre for Child Protection – Resources and Training

Canada's National Tipline for Reporting the Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cyber Safety

Anti-Trafficking International             

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) – Keeping Children Safe Online -


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