RESOURCES

If you know of someone who is in immediate danger or risk, call 911 or your local police service now.

In Immediate danger? Call 911.

IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OR RISK CALL 911, OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE SERVICE NOW.

Do you need help? Do you feel you need to talk to someone? Sometimes children and adults think that no one else can understand their problems, so they keep their problems a secret. But talking about problems can be a big help. Talk to an adult you can trust. It might be your teacher or guidance counsellor. Or phone one of the numbers below.

Remember to call 911 in case of an emergency.

Kids Help Phone (Canada)

This 24-hour help line is for kids and teens who need help on any issue.
1.800.668.6868

AADAC Youth Services Centre (Calgary)

Drug abuse treatment and prevention services.
403.297.4664

Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Information (Calgary)

A 24-hour answering service for information and support for families of alcoholics.
403.266.5850

Child Abuse Hot Line (Alberta)

This line can be used by anyone who wants to report child abuse.
1.800.387.5437

Child at Risk Response Team

These people are social workers and police officers who help children in Calgary who are abused. They try to help the family so that the abuse can be stopped.
403.270.5335 or 403.428.8725.

Calgary Family Services

Helps families work out problems so they can provide a safe home for their children. To talk to a case worker about services for children and families in Calgary and the surrounding area.
403.269.9888

Calgary Police Service

For non-emergencies and for information.
403.266.1234

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

403.232.7233

YWCA Family Violence Prevention Centre and Sheriff King Home

For Shelter Access call: 403.266.0707 (24 Hours)

Cybertip.ca

Cybertip.ca is Canada's national tip-line for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children. Cybertip.ca also accepts reports by telephone: 1.866.658.9022

National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre

The NCECCA is a part of the RCMP and was created to help protect children from online sexual exploitation.

Virtual Global Taskforce

The VGT is made up of police forces from around the world working together to fight online child abuse.

IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO IS IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OR RISK, CALL 911 OR YOUR LOCAL POLICE SERVICE NOW.

Online Abuse and your Family

Abuse, harassment and bullying are harsh realities of the online world. The best way to fight it is to report it. Discuss the different types of online abuse with your kids, and stress that online abuse isn’t something they should try to deal with on their own. Tell your kids to trust their instincts whenever they have suspicions, and encourage them to tell you if they ever feel threatened or uncomfortable because of someone or something online.

Where to Report Online Abuse

Concerns can be reported to your local police (911), or they can be reported to:

Virtual Global Taskforce

http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com/ The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of police forces from around the world working together to fight online child abuse.

Types of Online Abuse

Thanks to the Internet’s sense of anonymity, it can be used with bad intentions. Here are some of the different ways that the Internet is misused:

  • Creating or stealing an online account to impersonate, harass, bully, intimidate or threaten someone and/or that person's contacts
  • Using an account to act in sexually suggestive ways
  • Using a fake account to disguise themselves and their true malicious intentions
  • Posting images, text or links that are illegal or obscene
  • Using an account to send Spam

All of the above forms of online abuse should be reported!

What to Save

Knowing what to save if online abuse or bullying is occurring gives you a powerful tool to use against people who are harassing you online.

Here’s what you should save so you can effectively report abuse:

E-mail
- E-mail address of sender
- Date and time received
- Copies of any relevant e-mails with full e-mail headers

Blogs or Comments
- E-mail address / Nickname of person posting
- Web Address (URL)
- Date and time posted
- A screenshot of the page in question

Instant Messenger/Chat
- E-mail address / Nickname of the sender
- Date and time received
- Name of chat or URL
- Copies of any links or files that have been sent through

Web profiles
- URL of Profile
- Nickname of offending person
- E-mail address of offending person

In Immediate danger? Call 911.