online safety

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day! In Canada, the lead organization for 2020 is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. For Safer Internet Day 2020, they’re focusing on live streaming, the potential risks it poses to kids, and helping parents get the conversation started to keep teens and tweens safe online. Here are the Canadian resources… Read more

How Cyber Threats Work

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! This annual event is focused on the importance of cyber security and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, your workplace and your devices. The month is divided into weekly themes, and the first week’s theme is How cyber threats work. You can find more… Read more

Facebook’s Digital Literacy Library

Facebook has launched a Digital Literacy Library. The library is an online collection of lesson plans to help 11 to 18 year olds develop skills needed to navigate the digital world, critically consume information and responsibly produce and share content. The lessons are organized in five modules: Privacy and Reputation Identity Exploration Positive Behavior Security… Read more

Safer Internet Day 2018

Every February, Safer Internet Day emphasizes the work being done around the world to make the internet a safer place for young people. This year’s theme is “Create, connect and share with respect: A better internet starts with you”. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has produced two new videos for Safer Internet Day about… Read more

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2017 – Week 1

Cybersecurity Awareness Month started on October 1st and there’s a theme for every week. This week’s theme is Get Cyber Safe and STOP.THINK.CONNECT. : Simple Steps to Online Safety. Public Safety Canada has compiled a collection of tips on staying safe online.  A colourful PDF version can be found here. Here’s a snip from it:… Read more

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day!  This year’s theme is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. A special focus is placed on a safer and better internet for children and young people. The following video takes a closer look at some of the risks associated with using social networks and gives practical tips and… Read more