Smart Social

Developed in partnership with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, this campaign is intended to help youth stay safe online and be smart on social media. To help promote online safety, you can request posters and webcam covers for your community.

Help youth stay safe online

This campaign educates Canadian youth, 13 years and older, on the important topics of cyberbullying, sexting and identity theft – and on protecting their online reputation.

Request resources for your school

Complete a short form to order free, pre-printed posters and webcam covers (reusable stickers that can be used to cover smartphone, tablet and computer cameras when not in use)*. *While supplies last.

Stay savvy with Smart Social tips

Smart Social tip #1: respect privacy

Never share or forward intimate images of other people – it’s not your right and it can impact lives – including your own.

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Smart Social tip #2: end cyberbullying

Respect yourself and respect others in both your digital and physical world. Make bullying socially unacceptable. Be the difference.

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Smart Social tip #3: reduce identity theft

Don’t share private information on social media. Delete accounts and apps you no longer use. Use strong passwords, change them often, and never share them.

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Smart Social tip #4: set strong passwords

Reduce the chances of having accounts hacked. Set strong passwords, don’t use a password you’ve used on other sites or apps, and always remember to log out.

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Smart Social tip #5: don’t be a bystander

Intervening when you witness cyberbullying can put an end to it and could make it hurt less.

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Smart Social tip #6: ask for help

Cyberbullying can really hurt. If someone is mean to you online don’t risk making things worse by fighting back. Instead, save the evidence (take a screenshot if you have to), block them if you can, and talk to someone who can make you feel better.

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Tips for staying safe online

The information provided on is intended as general information only, not as advice. Readers should assess all information in light of their own circumstances and consider all relevant factors.