Camilla School will be hosting a presentation on Internet safety for youth next Wednesday, November 23rd at 6 pm. Sgt. Kerry Shima with the RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit will be on hand to present the material and answer questions from parents.
The internet has an integral role in everyone’s lives, and when it comes to youth, their social lives exist largely in cyberspace. Throughout the course of the past three years and the Global Pandemic, Alberta has seen a significant increase in cases of child exploitation on the internet. With more users online than ever before, and new apps and software being developed every day, it can be difficult for parents and teachers to keep on top of the latest trending platform. Advancements in technology are exciting and helpful, but it opens an ever-growing gap between the knowledge of that technology between youths and busy adults.
The Northern Alberta Internet Child Exploitation Unit investigates incidents of child luring, sextortion, possession, transmission, and the making of child pornography as well as internet-related voyeurism involving youth. This presentation will focus on education, prevention, and putting parents and teachers in a position to protect their children from online sexual exploitation. The presenters will discuss the role of ICE in Alberta, current applications and internet platforms, and additional resources which are available to parents so they will be able to better support healthy and productive online experiences for their children and teens.
The presentation is geared towards adults.