New Brunswick

A Community Safety and Crime Prevention Week is held annually in New Brunswick from November 1 – 7, organized by the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety. Internet safety presentations are among the topics suggested that communities may wish to arrange.

In schools, children learn about Internet safety as part of the Technology curriculum in modules on citizenship and the ethical and responsible use of technology. Schools are provided with Media Awareness Network’s resources to enable them to teach Internet safety lessons in all publicly-funded schools.

2001 - The Departments of Education from New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island developed the Foundation for the Atlantic Canada Technology Education Curriculum. This document was then used as the basis for curriculum developed for ICT in each province. Online safety is addressed in this document under categories such as citizenship and ethical and responsible use of technology.

Ongoing - New Brunswick Education licensed Media Awareness Network’s digital literacy tutorials Passport to the Internet and MyWorld for all publicly funded schools. The ministry also published a report on anti-bullying that makes note to include cyberbullying in the official definition of bullying.

The Department of Public Safety has a section dedicated to cyber safety, with resources about Internet child exploitation, cyberviolence, sexting, and others. The department also features a Child Internet Safety guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers.

Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick

This non-profit promotes and supports organizations that are creating safer communities and taking actions to prevent crime in New Brunswick including online crime.

Cybersafe Girl

This project of the Departments of Education of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women provides information to girls, parents, and educators about how girls can be safe online.

Youth Justice Public Legal Education and Information Service

This non-profit is dedicated to educating youth about the law in New Brunswick and has specific sections about Internet safety and child Internet exploitation.

This section contains details of the province’s laws as they relate to sexual offenses, children and the use of the Internet in the commission of criminal activity. Where possible, sentence details have been given, including whether an increased custodial penalty is imposed where the victim is a child.

Legislation relating to criminal law is controlled at a federal level in Canada. All laws detailed in the Legislation section of the Canadian Federal government page would apply within Alberta.