Northwest Territories

No information could be found as to initiatives relating to Internet safety which have been created by the government of the Northwest Territories. Schools are well catered for, however, as the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has purchased a variety of resources which cover a range of Internet safety topics. Safety messages are also taught within the ICT curriculum, and teachers are encouraged to make use of technology in their teaching.

Legislation relating to criminal law is controlled at a federal level in Canada and so all laws detailed in the Legislation section of the Canada Government page would apply within the Northwest Territories.

A range of ongoing campaigns and resources exist at a national level to educate Canadians about Internet safety

Ongoing - The Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment licensed Media Awareness Network’s digital literacy tutorials Passport to the Internet, My World and Web Awareness Workshop Series for all publicly funded schools.

The Department has a list of Teacher-Created ICT-Supported Lesson Plans for every subject area and information about how Literacy with ICT is integrated into curricula.

The Department of Education, Culture, and Employment has made a pledge to “Stand Up and Stop Bullying” and provides resources for victims of bullying and cyberbullying from organizations across Canada.

Department of Education, Culture, and Employment

The department has resources for parents about ICT integration and cyberbullying.

This section contains details of the territory’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.

Criminal law is defined at a federal level in Canada and so no local laws exist within the Northwest Territories which would be relevant to online safety.

Bill 12: An Act to Amend the Education Act: defines bullying, including cyber-bullying, and requires the GNWT to create regulations that establish the Territorial School Code of Conduct and prescribes the matters to be addressed in Safe Schools plans by District Education Authorities and Divisional Education Councils