Minister Goodale reminds Canadians to stay safe online

OTTAWA, Feb. 9, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, issued the following statement recognizing Safer Internet Day:

"Safer Internet Day serves as an important reminder to Canadians that we all have a role to play when it comes to staying safe online.

The Government of Canada also has an important role in ensuring the safety of our children online. Through the National Strategy for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation on the Internet, the Government works to enhance prevention and investigation tools as well as the tools required to prosecute those who prey on children online. We will continue to address this serious crime through the RCMP's National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre and our valued partners such as the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

Get Cyber Safe, our national public awareness campaign, is a key component of Canada's Cyber Security Strategy. The campaign website,, helps Canadians understand the cyber threats they face online and the simple, straightforward steps they can take to minimize these risks. We all benefit from being safer online."

Canada is proud to be part of Safer Internet Day 2016, an international effort, which draws attention to the need for individuals, families and the public and private sectors to be aware of the risks and to use the tools and resources available to help them stay safe online.

Follow Public Safety Canada (@Safety_Canada) on Twitter.

Follow @GetCyberSafe for tips on how to keep yourself and your family safe online.

Please visit for information on how protect your children online and to report suspected incidents of online child sexual exploitation.


SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

For further information: Scott Bardsley, Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 613-998-5681; Media Relations, Public Safety Canada, (613) 991-0657


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