Internet Safety

A Guide To Your Role in Protecting All Children in Huron County
A Guide to Your Role in Protecting All Children in Huron County is now available, thanks to funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation.   If you would like to download a copy of the Parent Guide, click here.  If your community group or school parent council would like to learn more or receive a presentation from our staff at your next meeting, please contact Genelle Reid at our office. 

Internet Safety

One of the most significant and quickly adopted shifts in our society, is the expanding use of technology by everyone.  From toddlers watching shows on a hand held device to eight year olds walking around with phones and a data plan to twelve year olds being given iPads at school, access to everything is available everywhere!

How can parents keep up on the latest information & keep their children safe?

Follow Paul Davis, a Canadian Internet Safety guru!  He speaks to thousands of students and parents every year.  He posts relevant information on his Facebook page.  Parents, you are responsible for your children’s safety on the Internet!

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection offers numerous free to educate parents about personal safety of their children.  Browse their selection of mostly free booklets for all age groups and place an order.

Learn about the biggest online risks for children/youth and what parents can do to keep children/youth safe online!

For Grade 3 and 4 students, the Centre provides a fun and informative online tool for learning about internet safety.  Check out Zoe & Molly Online to review at home or if you need help discussing internet safety, please contact us.

Rural Response for Healthy Children uses some of their resources in our school programs.  If you need help placing an order or accessing Internet Safety information, please call us at 519-482-8777.  In addition, the Huron County O.P.P and Huron County Health Unit’s School Public Health Nurses provide information to students and parents about Internet Safety.

How do I talk with my children about Internet safety and setting screen time limits?

Internet safety and managing screen time is a significant issue for most families.  If you need ideas about how to talk with your children about the risks of Internet use or how to implement screen time limits that contribute to a healthy relationship with your children, please call our office and ask to speak with Genelle Reid.  Genelle is well versed in the risks of Internet use and is able to provide you with dialogue and ideas for continuing the conversation in your home.