Thank you for your interest in Children of the Street. Media coverage is critical to educating the public on the issue of child/youth sexual exploitation and trafficking, raising awareness and promoting our vital programs. Please see below for our latest press releases and current news stories, or browse our website for more information about our organization. You may also wish to contact us directly for further information or a potential story angle.
Due to COVID-19, kids are spending more time online than ever. Playing online video games is one of the main ways they spend this time. Exploiters know this just as well as we do. So, while the games are fun, and the onscreen characters can seem cute and friendly, the people behind the characters may not be. Our latest campaign (Dangerously Cute, 2021) aims to educate parents and caregivers about the risks of online gaming and give them tools to teach their kids to game more safely.
help Kids stay safe during COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, kids are spending more time online then ever. To help them navigate these difficult times,
we encourage caregivers to talk to your child about online risks and safety.
a guide to bystander intervention
Created for our Redefining Masculinity program in collaboration with Reel Youth, our new insightful video is teaching ways young people can speak out against toxic behaviours. The film was designed to be played, paused, and discussed with youth to provide them the tools to intervene in uncomfortable situations. Check it out!
Sexual exploitation and human trafficking are realities in our society. With the advances in technology information is more readily available to Canadians but so too are the opportunities for vulnerable children and youth to be exploited. Below are a few examples of sexual exploitation and human trafficking in the media:
Children of the Street Society present in Oliver
2010 - present
2010 - present