Online Safety

What if someone asks you to send a nude photo? What can really happen? 

You might think you are just sending the picture to one person. But it just takes one click and that person sends your photo to everyone. The one picture can impact your life forever. Future employers or schools you’ve applied to can find out about the picture. You risk losing friendships, experiencing bullying, and negative impacts on your mental health.

The people who send, receive or have photos in their possession may face legal consequences. The consequences vary depending on the age of those involved. This includes parents/guardians who may not know what is stored on their electronic devices. 

Just one picture can have a significant impact on you. Yes, it can happen to anyone. Anywhere.

Videos

Quizzes & Activities

Cool Not Cool Quiz

A lot of talking in our relationships happens through texting and social media, so you need to set boundaries online too. Learn more about safe communication online with this quiz from That’s Not Cool.

Source: http://www.coolnotcoolquiz.org/ 
Smartphone Screen Time Quiz

Do you spend too much time on your smartphone? Find out more about healthy smartphone usage from this quiz by Time to Log Off.

Source: https://www.itstimetologoff.com/wp_quiz/am-i-addicted-to-my-smartphone-quiz/

More Resources

 

If you are experiencing violence, you are not alone. Tell someone you trust. You deserve a relationship free of fear.

Huron County Resources

Huron Safe Homes for Youth: If you are 16 years old, in conflict with your parents/caregiver or experiencing homelessness call: 1-800-361-1640, or email: safe.homes@sympatico.ca

Huron Women’s Shelter: An organization committed to ending violence against women and girls. Find emergency shelter, counselling services along with other programs focused on women’s empowerment here. | 24/7 Support and Information Phone Line: 1-800-265-5506 | huronwomensshelter.ca

The Gab LGBTQ2S+ Virtual Meetings: The Gab is a safe, inclusive and fun way to interact and share ideas virtually with people that identify with LGBTQ2S+ groups. There will be youth only gab sessions available starting in Fall 2020. Email Bonnie to pre-register and receive Zoom meeting link.| bbaynham@hpph.ca |

Victim Services Huron County: If you need help leaving a violent relationship in Huron County, Victim Services will support you. If you know someone involved in human trafficking, Victim Services can guide you to help them find a way out. | Call: (519)600-4108 | victimserviceshuron.ca |

For more local resources, visit our partners’ page.

General Resources

Cyber Tip: Cyber Tip is Canada’s tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children and youth. | Call: 1-866-658-9022 | cybertip.ca |

Kids Help Phone: Free counselling services and advice. Counsellors are always available to answer your questions, no matter how big or small they are.| Call: 1-800-668-6868 | Text: 686868 | kidshelpphone.ca |

Need Help Now: If you or someone you know has been effected by a sexual picture being shared online, Need Help Now will support you and help remove the picture from the internet. They will also provide assistance with cyberbullying and online safety. | needhelpnow.ca |

Pflag Canada: Canada’s only national organization that offers peer to peer support for people experiencing issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity (services taking place virtually during COVID-19). | pflagcanada.ca |

Sex & UAn inclusive resource for up to date information on sexual health and safety. | sexandu.ca |

Teen Health Source: A Toronto based group that provides accurate sexual health and dating advice. Find self-assessment quizzes and other materials here. | teenhealthsource.com |

Teen Talk: An online source with facts and information about healthy relationships. | teentalk.ca |

That’s Not Cool: A group that wants to lower the risks of online dating violence for teens. Find information about healthy relationships online and offline here. | thatsnotcool.com 

During COVID-19 our partners continue to provide services to support members of Huron County affected by violence.

Huron Domestic Assault Review Team: COVID-19 Service Updates

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger from violence, call 911.

For emergency shelter and safety planning call Huron Women’s Shelter’s 24/7 information and support line: 1-800-265-5506.

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