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Cyberworld Presentation by Saffron Centre

In this presentation from the Saffron Centre, parents and caregivers will be provided with information about online safety. This night is designed for adults, and not suitable for children. Topics will be of mature content and include popular websites, games, and apps that are being used by children and youth such as TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat. Included in the presentation will be the discussion around pornography, sexting, and sexual exploitation. Legal consequences will be discussed as well as how to approach these conversations with your child (ren). The discussion of rising crime in Canada since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic works to define the issue and review the Criminal Code of Canada. Saffron will discuss the effects of online exploitation, different techniques for stranger and peer perpetrated exploitation. The presentation will conclude with some tips for intervention and a practice scenario to work through as a group. Videos on the effects of social media, approaching the conversation about pornography, and the online sexual exploitation process will be shown.

Topics Covered: safe screen time tips, safety tips for different platforms (YouTube and Google), social media safety tips and terms and conditions (TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat), online gaming safety tips, Discord, live streaming, pornography, sexting, communication, helpful tools, online child sexual exploitation and its forms [content warning provided], online grooming techniques, peer sexual exploitation, signs of online child sexual exploitation, tips for intervention.

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