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The web is a wonderful place, if you understand the dangers. It can open doors leading to a world of great information, communication and entertainment – and it can also be a direct path to danger for children. How do you know if your kids are at risk? How do you talk to your 5, 8, or 12 year old about online safety?

We are so excited to introduce you to a wonderful online resource from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, for parents, educators and everyone else with children in their lives, called The Door that's not Locked (www.thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca). You'll find lots of new internet safety resources at your finger tips to help keep your kids safe online.

The Door that's not Locked brilliantly and easily provides you with a one-stop-shop on all things related to Internet safety helping you understand the good, the bad, and the ugly about the web – and how to talk to your kids about it.

Do you know that 93% of teens aged 12-17 are now on the Internet, 89% of them go online from home and 77% of them go online from school (Pew Research Centre)? Since most children's online activity happens at home or at school, parents and teachers and everyone else with children in their lives are positioned to teach kids about safer Internet practices.So it's important that we educate ourselves on how to keep children safe online.

The days where children spend the majority of their free time outdoors are behind us. Today's reality is that kids are spending a great deal of their time online. Let's make sure they're safe there.

Visit the Canadian Centre for Child Protection's website for these and more great resources
- http://protectchildren.ca/app/en/home