For Safer Internet Day 2013, the Yukon government and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection joined together to launch an awareness-raising campaign. The campaign raised awareness of the national cybertip.ca website and Internet safety materials were distributed to parents and schools. The initiative is part of a broader three-year partnership between the government and the CCCP.
Schools have a wealth of Internet safety resources available to them. In addition to the licenses to a range of content from the Media Awareness Network, children learn about safety as part of the ICT curriculum. Teachers are provided with resources both to teach children about safety and to help them utilize technology across the curriculum. The Digital Literacy website provides a range of information aimed at parents, students and teachers. 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 Yukon.
The Digital Literacy website is the primary source of Internet safety information in the territory, in addition to the various national sources of information available.
2007 - The Education Reform Project produced a report for the Yukon Department of Education, which had a section about the importance of ICT as a way to increase quality of and access to education.
2014 - In the Department of Education’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2019, there is an emphasis on the “21st century learner” and students’ ability to use digital technologies and digital literacy.
Ongoing - The Yukon Department of Education 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 Yukon Education Student Network has several resources on Digital Literacy and ICT integration in schools. Both sets of resources link out to other sites, but are housed at the main YESNet site. YESNet also has a list of Technology Tools for teachers using technology in the classroom.
Yukon bases its curricula on the British Columbia program of studies. British Columbia has details and performance standards for ICT Integration into schools and has a wealth of support documents for the Information and Communications Technology Applied Skills Curriculum.
The Yukon Department of Justice has a short document on Internet Safety and how it relates to online crime.
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 Yukon which would be relevant to online safety.