As part of our #ParentProject, Children of the Street launched phase two of our campaign with the parent video series focused on online sexual exploitation. 15 videos were released with important messages from community members and professionals who will share insight on this issue. To find out more about the first phase of our #ParentProject called 'Hooked', please click here.
This phase of our #parentproject campaign was generously sponsored by Bosa Properties Foundation.
Video 15: Netreach Outreach
June 15th, 2015 - Billy Taylor, Community Outreach Coordinator, at Health Initiative for Men talks about their unique Netreach Outreach program that reaches out to male youth that might be in an exploitative relationship through various online forums.
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Video 14: Understanding technology to keep kids safe
June 8th, 2015 - Anzal Kamran, TCO² Workshop facilitator with Children of the Street speaks on how understanding technology can help keep children and youth safe. He also speaks on privacy and geo-location settings which, if not set properly, are two ways predators can gather information on youth.
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Video 13: The Dangers of Online Games
June 1st, 2015 - Cpl. David Fouche (RCMP Ice Unit) speaks on what parents should look out for if they have children who play online games. Online games allow youth to connect with others all over the world. Immediately youth feel connected to someone they meet while playing a game that they both enjoy.
Video 12: Predator Tactics
May 25th, 2015 - Cpl. David Fouche (RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit) speaks on the tactics that predators use to sexually exploit children. He also talks about what makes a child or youth more vulnerable to sexual exploitation and what parents can do to protect their child.
Video 11: Decoding Shorthand such as MOS
May 19th, 2015 - Jesse Miller (Mediated Reality) and Cpl. David Fouche (RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit) speak on the use of shorthand on the internet by children and youth. They also offer tips and tricks on how to decipher the lingo.
Video 10: Never alone in the bedroom
May 12th, 2015 -Diane Sowden, Former Executive Director of Children of the Street talks about the importance of keeping ALL technology out of the privacy of a child's bedroom.
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Video 9: How to Monitor Your Child's Online Activity
May 4th, 2015 -Jesse Miller (Mediated Reality) and Diane Sowden (Children of the Street) talk about how to monitor your child's online activity with a focus on having an open conversation with your child or youth.
Video 8: When do You Make the Switch from Prevention to Intervention?
April 27, 2015 -Talaina Hinkel, PLEA Youth Worker and Yankee 20 workers, Karen Zilke, MCFD and PC Rusty Fostvelt, VPD speak on making the switch from prevention to intervention. This video is filled with resources on where to access help if you suspect someone you know is experiencing sexual exploitation.
Video 7: What is Intervention?
April 21, 2015 - Talaina Hinkel, Youth Worker with the PLEA Community Services Onyx program speaks about what intervention is in relation to sexual exploitation.
For more information about how to access the Onyx Program visit Plea
Video 6: What is Prevention?
April 13, 2015 - Kev Lescisin, Former Program Coordinator at Children of the Street, talks about what prevention is and how Children of the Street provides education and awareness to youth and parents on the topics of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking.
Video 5: It Can Happen to Anyone
April 7, 2015 - A sexual exploitation survivor shares their experiences and talks about how sexual exploitation can happen to anyone.
If you are concerned about someone you know please visit or contact Children of the Street.
Video 4: A Personal Story from a Survivor
March 30, 2015 - A survivor of sexual exploitation tells the story of how they were recruited by a boyfriend.
If you are concerned about someone you know please visit www.childrenofthestreet.com/parent or contact Children of the Street.
Video 3: Open Communication
March 23rd, 2015 - Stephanie Moss (Children of the Street) and Karen Zilke (Yankee 20 Car-Ministry of Children and Family Development) speak on the importance of communication with youth on the topic of technology and online safety.
Video 2: Your Responsibilities; When to Draw the Line
March 16th, 2015 - Video 2 features Diane Sowden, Former Executive Director of Children of the Street speaking on parent's responsibility around cell phone and other device use. This video contains great tips for parents and caregivers on how to have a conversation around online safety.
Video 1: What Parents Need to Know About Tech Safety
March 9th, 2015 - This week is BC's 17th Annual 'Stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth' Awareness week. This first video is released to kick off the awareness week as well as the launch of our new daisy campaign.
Video 1 features Jesse Miller (Mediated Reality) and Corporal David Fouche (from BC RCMP Internet Child Exploitation Unit) speaking on what parents need to know about tech safety. This video contains great information for parents and caregivers who want to know more about both the benefits and risks associated with a young person's life online.