No information could be found which related to Internet safety at a local level and there do not appear to be any Nunavut-specific sources of advice for families related to online safety. ICT initiatives are in place, such as the Community Access Program, or CAP, which uses schools and libraries as hubs where communities can access the Internet, use computers and obtain advice. Further information can be found in the Organizations section below.
Education is managed at a local level and is the responsibility of the Nunavut Department of Education. Its ICT department says that computers are used both by staff and students but ICT is not mentioned in the curriculum and online safety does not appear to be mentioned anywhere. Media Awareness Network states that the Nunavut Department of Education has purchased licenses for a range of online safety resources for use in all public schools. Further details can be found in the Education section below.
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 Nunavut.
A range of ongoing campaigns and resources exist at a national level to educate Canadians about Internet safety.
2014 - The Nunavut Department of Education published a resource about family engagement in schools called “It Starts at Home,” which has a section on cyberbullying.
Ongoing - The Nunavut Department of Education licensed Media Awareness Network’s digital literacy tutorials Passport to the Internet, MyWorld, and Web Awareness Workshop Series for all publicly funded schools. In collaboration with the Alberta Distance Learning Centre, the Nunavut Department of Education offers a system for distance learning.
The department also offers a resource for parents about Internet safety 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.
Criminal law is defined at a federal level in Canada and so no local laws exist within Nunavut which would be relevant to online safety.