National Strategy for the Protection of Children — August 08, 2019

National Strategy for the Protection of Children

August 08, 2019

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead wishes to advise constituents that the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, announced the expansion of the National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet.

These include:

  • $2.09M to intensify our engagement with digital industry leaders to help them maintain their focus, develop new tools online and support effective operating principles;
  • $4.9M to increase prevention activities, such as more research, public engagement, awareness and collaboration with partners; and
  • $15.25M to enhance the capacity of Internet Child Exploitation Units in provincial and municipal police forces, and initiatives to inform and upgrade the work of prosecutors.

This funding will support Public Safety’s (PS) efforts towards the four pillars of the National Strategy: raising awareness of this serious issue; reducing the stigma associated with reporting; increasing Canada’s ability to pursue and prosecute offenders; and working together with industry to find new ways to combat the sexual exploitation of children online.

“All children deserve to feel safe, both online and offline,” concluded MP Eglinski.

More information can be found at:  http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ncecc-cncee/about-ausujet-eng.htm

 

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