Links for Caregivers – Explicit Content

Girl in the dark under a blanket looking at phonePornography

Resources for parents and educators about potential impacts of exposure to porn on the development of healthy sexuality and tips to protect young children and educating older kids.

How to Help Parents Talk to Kids About Porn
Seven tips for caregivers  (Common Sense Media)

Parent resources including tips  on how to talk with your kids about sexually explicit content, and a tutorial on keeping up with your kids’ online activities. (Media Smarts)

Talking to Teens About Pornography
Resources on how to start the conversation with youth, top tips and key messages to focus on. (Childnet International)

Exposure to Sexually Explicit Material
Learn about the impact on children of viewing online pornography; how to reduce their exposure; and how to know if a child has viewed it. (Protect Kids Online)

Violence and Online Hate

What Parents Need to Know About Inappropriate Content
Learn about the type of inappropriate content children may see across platforms and apps; the challenges in keeping kids safe; how age ratings and verification work; and facts and statistics. (Internet Matters)

A tip sheet for talking to kids about media violence, how to take action on media issues, and other helpful resources. (Media Smarts)

Online Hate
A focus on online hate, with information about Canadian law, online hate and free speech, and more. (Media Smarts)

Violence in the Media
Information is categorized by age with topics, such as explaining the news to kids, how to talk about violence crime and war, and gentle TV shows for preschoolers. (Common Sense Media)

Tech-Facilitated Violence - Criminal Case Law
A module designed to address how criminal law can respond to technologically-facilitated violence (The eQuality Project).