Newfoundland and Labrador

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.

2013 - The Newfoundland Department of Education and Early Childhood Development published the Safe and Caring Schools Provincial Action Plan (an external review to the Provincial Safe & Caring Schools Policy, 2006 based on input from public consultations and evaluation of results from the original policies) that includes topics on how schools should deal with bullying prevention and encourages students to be good digital citizens.

Ongoing - Newfoundland Education licensed Media Awareness Network’s digital literacy tutorials Passport to the Internet and MyWorld for all publicly funded schools. The department also has a system in place for distance learning as well as a set of curricula in place for technology education. There are also a number of resources for bullying awareness and prevention and Internet safety.

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.

Newfoundland Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

The department takes measures to combat bullying and cyberbullying.

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.