Child Sexual Exploitation
The sexual exploitation of children and youth is a disturbing issue that crosses all social and economic boundaries. All children are at risk. Child and youth sexual exploitation includes the luring of a young person via the Internet for sexual purposes, the prostitution of someone under the age of 18, and distributing, selling or making child pornography.
Education is a parent’s best weapon against sexual exploitation; you can never know too much when it comes to protecting your children. On this site you will find information and tips on how to keep your child safe, warning signs, support services available across the province, and Alberta’s Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act.
If you suspect a child may be at risk of sexual exploitation, contact your local police department or call the Child Abuse hotline, 1‑800‑387‑KIDS (5437).
For more information about the support services available, please contact your Child and Family Services Authority.
To view or purchase a copy of the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, contact the Queen’s Printer.