Online Safety

Reality Check: Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Online Activities

Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living

Let's face it: when it comes to the Internet, your kids know way more than you do. And that’s okay; it’s how these things go. But if your child ru...

There's Something Catholic About YouTube Confessions

Michael Harris | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada Living
Michael Harris

Recently, I spent a glum and rainy afternoon scrolling through a couple dozen YouTube testimonials from bullied and traumatized youths. I found that the narrative tradition these videos most closely resemble is not a literary one at all -- it's the Catholic tradition of confession.

Worried About Online Security? Try a Password Manager

Matthew Held | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Hackers continue to be in the news. Security breaches continue to happen, whether that means breaking into companies or security holes in the software. What is the best way you can protect yourself? Perhaps, the smartest thing you can do is get a password manager and use it.

Did Police Miss Chance To Protect Amanda Todd From Blackmailer?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Amanda Todd took her life in 2012 at the age of 15 after being relentlessly blackmailed by a ruthless predator. She deserved a more informed and effective police response than what was offered. She deserved to feel protected. So do all the Canadian kids who are being blackmailed or lured into performing sexual acts on webcam right now.

Internet Safety Begins at Home

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

It's a brave new world in which we're living and digital technology has upped the ante in the parenting realm. As parents of younger children as well as tweens and adolescents, we have to take the digital world seriously. Our children's safety is at stake.

Kijiji: We Had Nothing To Do With Bosma's Disappearance

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Business

The disappearance and alleged murder of Tim Bosma has highlighted the alarming phenomenon of predators using online classified ads sites to stalk thei...

WATCH: PSA Reminds Us Of Amanda Todd Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Lauren Strapagiel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A video warning about the dangers of sending private photographs to others is eerily similar to the last video posted by Amanda Todd, the Canadian tee...

Parents Need To Speak Up About How Kids Are Being Taught

Kerry Sauriol | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kerry Sauriol

There is absolutely no point in agreeing or disagreeing with the premier or the B.C. Teachers' Federation if we the parents don't speak up and have a voice in how our children are being taught in the 21st century. Our school has a large computer centre with its own teacher. I have NO clue what is taught there. The kids bring home printouts about "online safety," but I don't think these courses actually mention things like Facebook or Twitter.

A Concrete Way to Protect Your Kids Online

Larry Keating | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Business
Larry Keating

I have heard over the years some noble attempts to monitor and manage these threats, from having computers only in the family room to removing the web browser completely, but there is a better way.

Online Predators Often Ask For Photos

CBC | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada

Many of the online luring cases reported to a Canadian tipline involved threats and requests for images, according to an analysis by a Winnipeg-based ...