2019 February 05
Cst Jeff Palmer
604 925 7429
February 5th marks 2019 Safer Internet Day. West Vancouver Police ePolicing for Parents urges you to join people around the world working to teach children and youth about using online technology in a safe and responsible way.
With support from our School and Community Partners, West Vancouver Police Youth Liaison officers work throughout the year to support instruction of youth in cyber and online safety. WVPD ePolicing for Parents urges everyone involved in caring for youth to understand they are a vital part of the equation to help children find their way in an increasing complex online world.
Things You Can Do
- Read Parenting Tweens and Teens in the Digital World and discuss these important issues with your teen.
- Let your youth know about NeedHelpNow.ca, a website that provides practical information for youth who have been impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared by peers.
- STAY INFORMED about concerning technology trends by signing up to receive Cybertip.ca ALERTS
- Report concerns about youth being sexually exploited online to police or to Cybertip.ca.
www.NeedHelpNow.ca is an online resource launched this year to help Canadian youth deal with the negative consequences of the creation and distribution of sexual images online. The website shows teens how to stop the spread of sexual images online.
Cybertip.ca aims to protect children from online sexual exploitation by receiving and analyzing tips about potentially illegal material and online sexual exploitation and referring any relevant leads to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or child welfare agency while providing information, resources, support and referral services.
West Vancouver Police Youth Liaison
Please don't hesitate to contact our Youth Liaison officers, Cpl. Kellie English, Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy or Cpl. Chris Bigland at 604-925-7300 for more information or to discuss any specific concern.