Is child abuse really a problem in Canada?
1 in 3 Canadians report to have been abused in some form in their child/youthhood, with 1 in 10 being sexually victimized before turning 18.
In the past two years, Cybertip.ca analysts have classified 305 reports as luring, an attempt made by offenders to gain access to children. Of those reports – 39% involved victims 13 years old or under, with the youngest being 8 years old.The best way to prevent your child from online luring or grooming is to understand what these stages look like, and how to identify concerning behaviors and respond to odd interactions.
Head to our Alberta CACs Blog to learn more about the prevalence of this societal issue in our Country, who is at risk and for more resources:
Reports of child abuse must be made to the following reporting sources:
Grande Prairie RCMP: 780-830-5700
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437 (KIDS)
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868
Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477
Online Exploitation: cybertip.ca
Or your local police/RCMP detachment.