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Internet Safety Resources

May 19, 2021

Using the Internet opens a universe of possibilities and discoveries for students. Recognizing what a valuable tool the Internet is, Winnipeg School Division has put together some resources to help parents and teachers in ensuring students have a safe and successful experience using the Internet.

WEB RESOURCES

Be Internet Awesome - Helping kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world

Canadian Centre for Child Protection - Helping Families, Protecting Children

MediaSmarts - Canada's Centre for Digital Media and Literacy

Cyberbullying Videos from NetSmartz - real-life stories and resources for middle and high school students

Cyberbullying.ca - Canada's Bill Belsey's web resource

Cybertip.ca – Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children

Cybertip .ca Alerts – notifications sent out to inform the public of concerning technology trends and new resources designed to increase children’s personal safety

Dangers children face online - Dateline MSNBC video (Sept. 25, 2004) A Dateline hidden camera investigation turns the spotlight on Internet predators

DontGetSextorted.ca – a website with information about sextortion – including a video, lesson plan, tips to stay safe, and information about reporting

How to Keep Safe in Chat Rooms - contents my be blocked on school computers in our Division but site is otherwise available

Internet Safety - A Government of Canada French language site which includes Cyber Security, Hacking, Internet Security for Kids, On-Line Transactions, Spamming and Viruses

Kids in the Know (KIK) – while not a resource for parents to use in the home, KIK is the Canadian Centre for Child Protection's personal safety education program, with lessons designed to be used by educators in a classroom setting

Manitoba Ombudsman - Online safety poster

Media Awareness Network - In addition to a wealth of media and Internet resources for teachers and parents, this site contains the " Young Canadians in a Wired World " research study. This project tracks and investigates the behaviours, attitudes, and opinions of Canadian children and youth (ages 11 - 17) with respect to their use of the Internet

NeedNelpNow.ca – a website designed to help teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provides support such as information about how to involve a safe adult, helping a friend, and the laws in Canada/how to report

NetSmartz - provides a wealth of resources to teach safe and appropriate Internet behaviour

Protectchildren.ca – the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s main website with resources for families to help keep kids safe

Protectkidsonline.ca – a one-stop shop for all things about internet safety

Social Smarts: privacy, the Internet and you

"Safety On The Internet" - preventing Identity Theft

STOP Cyberbullying - a program of Parry Aftab and the Wired Safety Group

Videos for youth 12 – 18   and other trending resources – these video provide information about healthy relationships, boundaries, online safety, and consent

Winnipeg Police Service Internet Safety - identifies Internet risks and strategies for protecting children

WiredSafety - is the world's largest online safety and help group

Zoe & Molly Online – an interactive series that gives children in Grade 3 and 4 an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be safe while playing games online

BLOGS   

Are You Web Aware? - Blogs - shares blog information, guidelines and a review worksheet

Childnet's Blog Safety - provides information about blogging and social networking for children, parents and educators including a "Blog Safety" booklet

RECOMMENDED WEB SITES

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