PERSONAL SAFETY

For over 30 years, we have provided personal safety education for children in Huron County schools. We focus on educating young children to ensure they understand their rights, body part location and proper names, how to identify trusted adults, how to seek help and consent.


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 our office.

INTERNET SAFETY

One of the most significant and quickly adopted shifts in our society is the expanding use of technology by everyone. Children are learning to use devices and interact online at increasingly younger ages. It can be challenging for parents to know how to keep their children safe online, but it is important.

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.  

 

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 226-699-0707.  In addition, the Huron County O.P.P and Huron Perth Public Health 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 talking with your children about Internet safety or how to implement screen time limits that contribute to a healthy relationship with your children, please call our office.