Orillia, ON - In support of International Safer Internet Day 2018, the Ontario Provincial
Police (OPP) is encouraging young people and their families to report if you or
someone you know is being victimized online.
In January, the OPP and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre
or C3P) signed an important agreement that highlights areas of collaboration to
enhance the safety of children and youth in Ontario. The Canadian Centre operates
- Canada's national tip line to report child sexual abuse and exploitation on the
internet, as well as other prevention and intervention services to the Canadian
"The Ontario Provincial Police is working diligently to protect children in our
communities, but police cannot be everywhere at once," says Commissioner Vince Hawkes,
Ontario Provincial Police. "It is important for parents to be proactive and speak
with their kids about their experiences online and potential safety concerns, such
as cyberbullying and privacy."
There are many age appropriate internet safety education and awareness resources
Cybertip.ca. If you know a child who is in immediate danger or risk, call
9-1-1 or your local police.
About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection
is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children.
Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the
location of missing children and to prevent child victimization. The Canadian Centre
Cybertip.ca - Canada's national tip line to report child sexual abuse and
exploitation on the internet, as well as other prevention and intervention services
to the Canadian public.
Cybertip.ca: Since its inception in September 2002, Cybertip.ca has evolved
as a central component of Canada's national strategy to protect children from sexual
exploitation on the internet. The tip line has responded to 245,000+ child sexual
exploitation reports from the public and referred those reports to law enforcement
for investigation, r esulting in at least 514 individuals being arrested, hundreds
of children being removed from abusive environments and the protection of countless
children both within Canada and abroad.
Cybertip.ca also provides education and
awareness material to help keep Canadians safe, distributing more than 12 million
safety resources free-of-charge to schools, law enforcement, child welfare, industry
and other stakeholders over the past 15 years.
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