Tools and Tips
Would you like to help your child develop positive self-esteem, recognize his personal boundaries, learn to lay the foundations of a healthy relationship or demystify gender stereotypes? Well, you’re at the right place!
In this section, you will find a number of activities that you can do with your child; videos that will allow you to better understand what sexual exploitation is all about; ways to better protect your child, as well as a wealth of safety tips.
Enjoy learning more!
Would your child benefit from activities that he can realize on his own? Would you like to offer your child the opportunity to explore the themes of SHINE on his own? We will redirect you to the section for students where you will find a myriad of activities, videos and questionnaires that will encourage your child to conduct a personal reflection.
Does your child occasionally stay home alone? Here’s an emergency contact sheet to download and print. Here you can enter emergency numbers such as 911, neighbors, trusted friends, etc.
What could be better than visual representations to better equip us to accompany our children! You will find some interesting video capsules created by the Missing Children’s Network that offer a portrait of sexual exploitation as well as some videos presented in our workshops.
In this series of 8 video capsules, we feature the issue of sexual exploitation, suggest interactive games that address the concepts presented in our SHINE program and discuss how to help our children protect temselves.
Mini Informative Capsules (Available only in French)
If you would like to learn more about the issue of sexual exploitation, here is a series of informative mini capsules. Interested to learn more? We invite you to view the series of 8 capsules mentioned above.
Live Facebook Sessions
La sécurité de mon enfant… j’y veille
In this session recorded live, we present the philosophy of the Missing Children’s Network regarding prevention and education. As well, we share a multitude of tips on helping children to develop safe behaviours. *Please note that this content is only available in French at the moment.
La sécurité de mon enfant sur Internet, j’y vois
In this session, we discuss several web platforms used by youth, as well as identify some current trends so that parents can help their children navigate safely on the web and make good use of social networks. *Please note that this content is only available in French at the moment.
Videos presented to students as part of the workshops
- Dove Change One Thing : Cycle 2 – self-esteem and body image
- What do strangers think of you : Cycle 3 and Secondary 1 – self-esteem and body image
- My inter-human relationships: Cycle 3 – healthy relationships and personal boundaries
- Online Grooming: Secondary 1 – healthy relationships and personal boundaries
To reduce the risk of runaways and sexual exploitation among youth, prevention is undoubtedly the most effective approach. Therefore, it’s never too early to start building and enhancing your child’s self-confidence so that he is able to withstand external pressures
At the Missing Children’s Network, we focus on three key aspects: self-esteem, communication and education.
To foster the development of positive self-esteem in your child, we encourage you to listen attentively to his needs, to demonstrate your affection often and focus on his talents and qualities, while reminding him of your presence and love.
Communication is the key factor! Encourage open and honest discussion with your child: this will allow you to perceive any difficulties that he may be experiencing.
Establishing healthy personal boundaries and providing age-appropriate supervision are pivotal to helping your child develop a sense of security.
Healthy boundaries are the key to a child’s sense of safety and security. A child relies upon the guidance and judgment of adults to keep them safe. Help your child to identify the behaviors or connections he welcomes or not, as well as the signals that manifest themselves in his body whenever he feels uncomfortable.
For more information we invite you to visit the section « Resources » where our leaflets and publications are located that deal with several topics related to child development and safety.
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