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In 2022, Alberta had nearly

3000

child exploitation
cases reported

Before they turn 18,

1 in 10

kids are sexually
victimized

In 2022, Alberta had nearly

3000

child exploitation
cases reported

Before they turn 18,

1 in 10

kids are sexually
victimized

  • It happens on all the apps.

    Predators are everywhere.

    • It doesn’t matter which apps you’re using online, predators lurk on them all. It’s best to be heads-up about luring and exploitation. You can always report inappropriate behaviour right on the app first.

  • Save the receipts.

    Don’t trash the convo.

    • If you’re targeted and someone asks for pics or says something inappropriate, screenshot the convo and reach out to a trusted adult. You can tell your parents or a teacher you feel safe with.

  • If you overshared, don’t panic.

    Help is here.

    • You won’t get in trouble and there are ways to remove pics from the internet. First, stop talking to the person online, next you could report any threats or inappropriate behaviour through the app. And definitely tell someone who can help, like your parents or the police.

  • Get the word out.

    Protect your friends.

    • Share this page with friends and classmates to help them learn to be safe online. You can have open conversations about sharing private info and pics online, and talk about the rising rate of exploitation online. Did you know 25% of kids aged 9 to 18 who have phones will be sexually solicited online? Don’t worry about getting in trouble, help is waiting for you.

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Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) involves images and/or videos that depict the sexual abuse of minors – the majority of which involve prepubescent children. Often, CSAM involves explicit and/or extreme sexual assaults against the child victim (Cybertip.ca).

Learn more about Internet Child Exploitation and ALERT’s integrated teams combatting this issue.

Ghost Guns are illegal, privately manufactured firearms or lower receivers. These weapons are often made with 3D-printers, and undermine public safety due to their lack of licensing requirements, serialization and safety controls.

Learn more about Ghost Guns on ALERT’s dedicated Privately Manufactured Firearms info page