Need someone to talk to now:
Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns. 24/7. 365 days a year.
Youth in BC is an on line crisis chat service, chat 1-on-1 with a trained volunteer from the Vancouver Crisis Centre, plus resources where you can get help.
Support for peer sexting:
If you or a friend, peer or sibling have been involved in a self/peer exploitation incident—otherwise known as “sexting”, NeedHelpNow.ca are there to help. This site provides you with guidance on steps you can take to get through the issue of sexting and reputation slander. Information includes removing pictures, dealing with others, getting help, coping and reporting.
Support for Cyber Abuse:
Erase Bullying is a site to anonymously report bullying/harassment that you see in or around the school. Resources for parents and teens, videos, bullying definitions and educational content. The site also has a library of B.C. specific policy and educational vision plans.
PrevNet is an education site for parents that offers insight, resources and strategies for coping with cyberbullying. They also have a site for children, What Kids Need to Know and one for teens, What Teens Need to Know.
Support for suspected sexual exploitation, online luring or child sexual abuse images:
cybertip!ca is Canada’s national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children (anyone person under 18 is considered a child). If you have concerns about children being lured online by a sexual predator, the distribution of images of anyone under 18 online, making sexually explicit material available to a child or other issue related to child sexual exploitation you can go their site and report anonymously.