Online Safety

Are you wondering how you can protect your personal privacy online? Are you wanting to know how to help your kids stay safe online?

The resources on this page were hand-picked by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta's staff as a good place to start.


Suggested Resources

Alberta Resources

An interactive website developed by Alberta Children's Service to provide information to both parents and children about internet safety and security. It features information and links on a variety of topics, such as online games, chat, web-cams and instant messaging. It also offers parents tips on how to protect their children while using the Internet.

Related legal topic(s): Child abuse, Internet safety

This website was produced by the Prevention of Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Committee of the Government of Alberta. This website contains informations for parents, teenagers as well as children and is intended to educate and raise awareness of the risks of the internet as well as safety tips to protect yourself online.
Related legal topic(s): Internet safety

A website developed by the Government of Alberta on staying safe from internet predators. It provides teens with information on predator tactics as well as safety tips and true stories. The website is written from a peer-to-peer perspective and empowers teens to stay safe online. The site includes downloadable banners that can be used on blogs or as instant messenger icons to let predators know these teens are educated about online safety and won't be a target.

Related legal topic(s): Internet safety

Canada/Federal

Be Web Aware is a national, bilingual public education program on Internet safety. The initiative was developed and supported by Media Awareness Network (MNet), Bell and Microsoft Canada. The web-based resources are aimed at empowering parents with information so they can help their children make safe and wise online decisions. It's all part of helping young Canadians benefit from the opportunities of the Internet while minimizing the potential risks.

Related legal topic(s): Bullying, Harassment, Hate crime, Internet safety, Sexual assault

Formerly known as Internet 101, the RCMP has provided these resources about safety on the internet, including information regarding: Internet Safety for Youth; Child Exploitation; Online Scams and Fraud; Social Networking; Cyberbullying; and Internet Security.

 

Related legal topic(s): Bullying, Child abuse, Communications and media, Consumer protection and fraud, Internet safety, Prostitution and pornography

LawNow is a bi-monthly digital public legal education magazine which has been  published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta for almost 40 years.  Its articles  and columns are written in plain language and take a practical look at how the law relates to the every day lives of Canadians. In each issue, LawNow’s Online Law column takes a look at the resources available on the internet for a specific legal topic.

Related legal topic(s): Internet law and policy

This website from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has been created to provide you with a one-stop-shop on all things related to Internet safety. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is committed to helping parents, teachers, and anyone else who would like to better understand the good, bad, and ugly about the web.

Related legal topic(s): Classroom materials, Internet safety, Sexual assault