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.

CPLEA Suggested Resources

Not sure where to begin finding answers to your questions. Get started with our suggested resources. See additional resources below for more information.

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

When someone uses personal information such as your name, Social Insurance number (SIN), credit card number or other identifying information without your knowledge or permission, it is identity theft and it is a crime. This tipsheet provides information on: how businesses and community groups can raise awarenes of identity theft, how to protect your identity when you are away from home, and how to report ID theft.

Related legal topic(s): Consumer protection and fraud, Internet safety, Privacy


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

This information is brought to you by the RCMP. It provides statistics and facts about cybercrime and its impact on youth. The page provides information on sexting, criminal harassment, and child exploitation.

Related legal topic(s): Internet safety

This guide was design for parents to prepare them for the conversations they may need to have with their kids when they first start using digital devices, as they grow and their online activities change, and when things go wrong. The guide is divided into three sections that each deal with a different aspect of digital citizenship:  Respect People's Feelings, to Respect Privacy and to Respect Property online.

Related legal topic(s): Citizenship and nationality, Human rights, Internet safety, Privacy

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

The NCECC functions as the point of contact for investigations related to the sexual exploitation of children on the Internet in Canada.

Related legal topic(s): Child abuse, Prostitution and pornography, Sexual assault, Victim support and victim rights

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

The Peer Privacy Protectors Project was created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) to improve communication and education about privacy rights and risks for youth, who are among the most frequent users of technology in Canada. The resulting printed guidebook and accompanying website provides information for teens on how to safeguard thier personal information, reputation and privacy, the body as information, and government surveillance issues.

Related legal topic(s): Bullying, Harassment, Internet safety, Privacy

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

The Victim Justice Network is a non-profit national organization whose mission is to establish an online-based network to better serve and support victims of crime. One of its objectives is to promote public awareness and public education on issues of importance to victims of crime.

Related legal topic(s): Child abuse, Prostitution and pornography, Sexual assault, Sexual harassment, Victim support and victim rights