The links below provide a wide range of practical information, geared to both parents/caregivers and children and teens, about safe use of the Internet. Some sites have interactive features such as games to help teach Internet safety. You will also find information about safe Internet use related to social media and different types of devices (smart phones, etc.). The are also links to information on screen time for children, and media literacy.
Use of Computers at Winnipeg Public Library
Parents and guardians of children and young people 17 years and younger can decide the type of Internet access they want for their children while using a computer at the Library. Please visit our Membership Guide to learn more about filtered Internet access at the Library.
Cybertip.ca is a website whose goal is to provide "the public with current and age-appropriate information and resources to help educate Canadians about how to keep children safe while online." Has a large amount of information about internet safety, including different types of information for children and teens, including about cyberbullying.
ProtectKidsOnline.ca is a very user-friendly site with information geared to parents, teachers and the general public. Information about young people is broken down by age group and includes information about the types of activities that children/teens engage in online (gaming, chatting, etc.) and practical tips for parent/caregivers.
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has many online resources to support the children and teens' safety on the Internet. This page links to all of their projects. You will find resources geared to different grade levels and on topics ranging from safe texting, to online gaming and sharing of personal information.