With the advent and proliferation of computers at home, schools and in businesses, information technology and its availability is changing social and human behaviour. The Internet offers opportunities for communication and information sharing, however, the Internet can also present risks.
Crime Prevention Services (CPS) conducts ongoing research and development of programs that target youth and parents on how to safeguard their families on topics ranging from inappropriate messages to internet luring.
To address some of these challenges, Peel Regional Police has partnered with community groups and supported events such as the Cyber Space-Safe Space conference. Peel Regional Police also enjoys a long-standing partnership with both of our school boards, the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. The school Boards have assisted in the development of a web-based program to support our youth on the safe use of the Internet. The interactive program is available to parents and educators for use in the home or the classroom and can be accessed simply by clicking on Cyberproofed?
CPS also offers presentations to groups of 25 persons or more on topics that include:
- Internet Safety (for youth and adults)
- Computer Safety
- Cyberbullying (for youth and adults)
- Identity Theft
- Social Networking
Visit www.peelpolice.ca for more information.