Keeping Teens Safe from Online Sexual Exploitation (Guide for parents)

Keeping Teens Safe from Online Sexual Exploitation (Guide for parents)
The resource is a 20-page guide from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection about keeping teens safe from online sexual exploitation. It covers topics like the risks of online chat, social media, and sharing intimate content. It outlines warning signs like an adult requesting sexual material or being overly persistent. It provides tips for having open conversations with teens about healthy relationships, setting boundaries, and responding appropriately if they feel uncomfortable. The guide stresses the importance of teens asking a trusted adult for help. It aims to inform parents how to empower teens to use the internet safely and avoid risky situations. Overall, the resource offers practical strategies to educate teens and encourage healthy online behaviors.

It guides parents how to discuss the following topics with their adolescent children:

  • Online Activities and the Popular Sites and Apps Used
  • The Qualities of Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
  • The Importance of Adults Demonstrating Healthy Boundaries with Teens
  • Direct and Indirect Ways of Getting Out of Uncomfortable Situations
  • Discussing the Importance of Seeking Help

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