Safer Internet Day

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February 7 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Over the years, Safer Internet Day has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 180 countries and territories worldwide.

From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns.

Digital Principles Game

Do you have what it takes to complete the quest for digital principles? Make your way through the digital realm by answering questions, and collect coins to win points! Characters on the way will help you choose your answer – but be careful, not all of them are as nice as they seem.

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The C.R.I.S.P. Scan

As part of Project DEFUSE, funded by NATO, to increase society’s resilience to disinformation, we have created the CRISP Scan to help people of all ages recognize, reject and defuse disinformation. These techniques and tools enable you to identify disinformation, fake news and false claims. Ensure the information you consume is accurate, healthy and C.R.I.S.P.

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Stopping identity theft

This helpful resource from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada provides information about protecting yourself from identity theft, what to do if you become victim, and other tips.

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Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) site to learn about ongoing scams and how to protect yourself. If you or someone you know gets scammed, report it to the CAFC.

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Student privacy toolkit

The student privacy toolkit, provided by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, gives parents and educators helpful information about how they can keep their children safe online. Note: As this is an American organization, mentions of privacy laws may differ than privacy laws in Canada.

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Digital and media literacy

This collection of resources explores many aspects of digital and media literacy. From the basics, to how youth engage with different media, to issues they may encounter. Provided by Media Smarts.

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Social Media Guide for parents

Young Minds has provided a guide with tips for parents when discussing social media with their children. Young Minds also has other resources on their site for more mental health support for children.

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Digital citizenship from kids

Just as good citizenship is more than not breaking the law, digital citizenship is more than just avoiding harms online. Digital Citizenship Utah has complied examples of how kids have used technology for good.

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STEM Fellowship Program

The STEM Fellowship program fosters inclusion and diversity in STEM fields by creating mentorship and research opportunities for students from traditionally underrepresented communities in STEM.

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