FOR PARENTS

BECAUSE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IS A COMPLEX SOCIAL ISSUE THAT CAN BE DISTRESSING FOR YOU AS A PARENT OR GUARDIAN THERE ARE A RANGE OF RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT YOU. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger or risk, call 9-1-1 or your local police. Children of the…

FOR KIDS

THESE TRUSTWORTHY CONTACTS CAN GIVE YOU THE HELP YOU NEED IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS BEING SEXUALLY EXPLOITED OR ABUSED. Youth against Violence Line The Youth against Violence Line is a 24-hour, province-wide help-line that offers young people one-on-one support and information to help them deal with issues…

MYTHS VS. FACTS

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION. Show all the myths Myth A child can be a prostitute. Fact–The buying and selling of children and youth for sexual purposes is inherently abusive and exploitive and therefore children cannot be “prostitutes”. Myth Children and youth make an educated decision to sell sex. Fact–The…

WHAT IS SEXUAL EXPLOITATION?

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION IS THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH, AND INVOLVES THE EXCHANGE OF A SEXUAL ACT FOR MONEY, DRUGS, FOOD, SHELTER OR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATION. The Criminal Code defines a sexually exploited youth as under the age of 18, while the Child, Family and Community Service Act defines…

OUR PARTNERS

PREDATOR WATCH IS AN INITIATIVE OF CHILDREN OF THE STREET SOCIETY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS: British Columbia Association of Broadcasters British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police Ministry of Children and Family Development Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Rethink Communications This initiative is funded in part…

HOW YOU CAN HELP

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR PREDATOR WATCH AND CHILDREN OF THE STREET SOCIETY. Children of the Street Society is a non-profit charitable organization that relies on generous contributions from individuals, communities, foundations, and government. Please consider joining us in protecting children and youth by making a financial contribution. To find out…

REPORT A CRIME

IT’S IMPORTANT TO REPORT ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE REGARDING CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE EVERY DETAIL. Duty to report If you suspect that a child or youth has been or is likely to be sexually exploited it must be reported to a child welfare worker. A child…

Our-Program

PREDATOR WATCH IS AN INITIATIVE OF CHILDREN OF THE STREET SOCIETY, WHOSE GOAL IS TO STOP PREDATORS FROM SOLICITING SEX FROM CHILDREN AND YOUTH ONLINE Predator Watch strives to stop online sexual exploitation at its roots by informing predators that undercover police officers are posing as children online, waiting to…