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Part of CSPA's mandate is to provide information to school councils and parents in order to support the success of all students. Research shows that children will be more successful when their parents are involved with their education.

This page provides links to presentations and websites regarding Internet Safety which parents may find useful. All the information was either delivered at CSPA meetings or given at CSPA-hosted parenting events, and is available for parents to view and download. 


  • Sexting
    Presentation by the Ottawa Police Service on the growing phenomenon of sexting among young people, and what parents need to know | October 2012
  • Facebook & Families
    Information for parents to help them understand how facebook works, privacy risks, and how to guide their child's activities on facebook | March 2012
  • Twitter and Parents/Kids
    Provides and overview of the 'what' and 'why' of Twitter, as well as some guidelines for managing privacy | November 2010
  • Youth in Transition
    Presentation by Max Valiquette (founder of Youthography, a Canadian youth marketing agency) on the impact of social media and the internet on the changing culture and attitudes of today's youth | February 2009

Helpful Links

  • Samaritans on the Digital Road  OCSB Digital Citizenship Program
    A resource for teachers of the Ottawa Catholic School Board to engage students in learning about participating in the digital world in a proactive, responsible and compassionate manner.
  • Youth Privacy Website 
    Operated by the Office of the Privacy Commisioner of Canada, this website helps youth and their parents understand how technology affects their privacy, and what they can do to build secure online profiles while keeping their information safe.
  • Media Smarts - Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy 
    MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy that has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. The organization supports adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.