Urgent Memo to Parents

Urgent Memo to Parents

The RCMP have informed us of a potential facebook predator.  An individual is posing as a 16 year old female on the internet and inviting young boys to post nude pictures of themselves as well as meet up with her.  At the school level staff have been asked to review internet safety with their students.  As parents we would recommend that you have a discussion with your child as well.  Below is a news release from the RCMP as well as a poster with internet safety tips.

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On-line Safety for Families

The RCMP of the Northwest Territories would like to bring the public’s attention to on-line safety.

The prevalence of social media and information technology has changed communications for all generations of Canadians, including children. It is not uncommon for kids to have profiles and to spend time on-line with their peers.

New technologies have brought a new level of connectivity, but have also brought unique safety challenges into families.

Cyber bullying, child luring, and child exploitation can be intimidating topics for parents and caregivers to think about, however raising awareness on these subjects can be an important tool in protecting the entire family.

Be involved in your child’s on-line activity.

 

Help your child to navigate the internet and search for age appropriate content. Developing positive habits from the beginning can help instill lasting skills. If your child is already familiar with the World Wide Web, check in frequently to see how they are doing.

Establish family rules for using technology.

Decide how much time you are comfortable with your children being on-line.

Set rules for being on-line.

Teach your children to protect their privacy.

Children may not understand the consequences of revealing personal information so it is important to let them know:

The RCMP is committed to safety. Please report suspected child luring, or cyber bullying activity to the police.

For more information, contact:

Cst Elenore Sturko
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Liaison
“G” Division RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Cell   (867)445-3482

elenore.sturko@rcmp-grc.gc.ca