Welcome to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Zoe and Molly Online website! Here you will find a variety of resources and activities designed to help parents and educators teach young children (Grade 3 and 4) about online safety.
What is ‘Zoe and Molly Online’ all about?
The Zoe and Molly Online website is operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Our goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians.
The Zoe and Molly Online Grade 4 comic book is based on a true case submitted to Cybertip.ca - Canada’s national tipline to report the online sexual exploitation of children. It tells the story of a young girl who is being manipulated by an individual she meets online while playing a game. This person asks her to send increasingly personal information and pictures, leaving Zoe and Molly unsure how to respond. It reinforces the safety strategy ‘If asked to share and your parents aren’t aware, say no!’ The newly released Grade 3 comic book - Zoe and Molly Online – Caught in the Net – focuses on a different safety message. It tells the story of young girls Zoe and Molly who are playing online games when they accidently come across inappropriate online content. It teaches children what to do when they find themselves in this uncomfortable situation.
All of the activities have been designed to help parents and educators teach kids how to stay safe while playing games online and to help educate kids about the risks associated with sharing their personal information and sending pictures online. The program includes lesson plans for Grades 3 and 4 teachers, as well as several additional components for the Grade 4 teachers including an online storybook and interactive activities, as well as take-home activities for children to complete with their parents/guardians.
About Our Partner:
Shaw Communications Inc. is a proud supporter of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and our Zoe and Molly Online program. With Shaw’s support, we are able to distribute child protection materials to schools across Canada free-of-charge. More information on their commitment to children and the community can be found at shaw.ca.
Our sincere thanks to Shaw Communications Inc. for its
long-standing and ongoing support.