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Talk with your child's teacher or principal if you need more information about Literacy with ICT. Below are some other resources that can answer your questions and help you participate in developing your child's literacy with ICT.

  1. Canadian Centre for Child Protection
    The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has several national programs and resources for children, youth, parents and educators. Phone: 800-532-9135
  2. National Programs:

    • Cybertip.ca – Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children.
    • Missingkids.ca – Resource and response centre for supporting families in finding their missing child and providing educational materials to help prevent children from going missing.
    • Kids in the Know – A national interactive safety education program for increasing the personal safety of children and reducing their risk of victimization online and in the real world.

    Pre-School Grade 1:

    • Teatree Tells – A sexual abuse prevention kit. The kit is designed for children four to six years of age. Lessons are age-appropriate and include an animated turtle named Teatree to help teach children how to be safe.
    • Billy Brings His Buddies  - This resource consists of interactive games and activities to teach children the importance of staying with a buddy when going places.

    Grades 3 & 4:

    • Zoe and Molly Online - Find a variety of resources and activities designed to help parents and educators teach young children (Grade 3 and 4) about online safety.

    Grades 5 & 6:

    • Be Smart, Strong and Safe! - Through various activities, children learn how to identify inappropriate behaviour, and how to talk to a safe adult when something makes them feel uncomfortable.

    Grades 7 and up:

    • Need Help Now.ca – This resource contains information for youth who have been impacted by a sexual picture/video being shared by peers. The resource provides teens with practical steps they can take to regain control over the situation.

    For Parents and Educators:

  3. Media Smarts: For Parents - Canada's online source of media and Internet education resources for parents, teachers, librarians and researchers. Phone: 800-896-3342 (in Canada)
  4. Facebook, Instagram, and Social Parent Concern – This resource is a website provided by Common Sense Media, that helps navigate the questions that parents and their children might have about social media.
  5. Facebook: Help Your Teens Play It Safe – Facebook’s guide for parents.
  6. Facebook for Kids: A parent Guide (Video) – This video and information about facebook is from Safe, Smart & Social: Teaching Students How To Shine Online.
  7. Parents’ Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings for Kids – A blog post by ThirdParent.
  8. Common Sense Media: Parent Concerns – Common Sense Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children thrive in a world of media and technology.
  9. Family Online Safety Institute – This website provides parents with videos, tip sheets, resources, blogs and more to help talk with your children about online safety.
  10. Family Contract for Online Safety
  11. Willard, Nancy E. Cyber-safe Kids, Cyber-savvy Teens
    San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007
  12. Manitoba Association of Parent Councils (MAPC) - MAPC is a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting, promoting, and enhancing meaningful involvement of parents and caregivers within school communities to improve the education and well-being of children in Manitoba.
    Phone: 204-956-1770 or toll free 1.877.290.4702
  13. Manitoba Education: Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum -  This is the official website of the Literacy with ICT initiative.
  14. RCMP: Internet Safety Resources - This resource offers internet safety resources in the areas of youth crime prevention, cyberbullying, child exploitation, online scams and fraud and social networking. They have a section specifically for parents.
  15. My Child in the Middle Years: A Parent Resource – A website by Manitoba Education and Training that provides resources for parents of children in their Middle Years (Grade 5 -8) in school.

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