CACs Connect: A Roundtable Discussion on Online Luring and Safety

CACs Connect: A Roundtable Discussion on Online Luring and Safety

In Alberta, child luring numbers have rapidly increased since the beginning of COVID-19, and continue to move in a negative direction.

In this CACs Connect Roundtable, we are joined by Constable Holly Porterfield from Central Alberta CAC, Shamille Sarcuaga from Little Bear CAC, and Constable Joe Ulrich from ICE division, Edmonton. Together, they discuss how to define child luring, the impact on our children, platforms it is happening on, signs to watch for, preventative measures and resources, and steps to take if this does occur.

“The best defence is having an open and honest relationship and ongoing dialogue with your child” CST. Ulrich

Please take a moment to watch this informative discussion, and share with those around you. Thank you to everyone involved for making this roundtable discussion possible.

Visit albertacacs.ca to find a Child Advocacy Centre in your area.

Reports of child abuse must be made to the following reporting sources:

Calgary Children’s Services – 403-297-2995
Calgary Police – 403-266-1234
Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437 (KIDS)
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868
Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477
Online Exploitation: cybertip.ca
Or your local police/RCMP detachment.