It's up to US
In Manitoba, our united efforts have helped to change attitudes and even the language we use. Young kids who are being exploited through the sex trade are finally being recognized for what they truly are: high-risk victims in need of our help and care. Police resources have been dedicated to strategically monitor these at-risk teens, and the media regularly report on these cases when police issue missing persons reports. Change is happening, but you know we can all do more.
As individuals, we must take action. We cannot let these users and abusers off the hook. We cannot stand by and allow our kids to be harmed. Men who use kids are sex offenders and it’s up to all of us to do something about it. It’s up to us to protect children.
Get a button, get involved
Let everyone you come in contact with know that you are doing your part to protect kids by wearing one of our free buttons: It’s up to me and Kids are off-limits. You can pick up a free button and Declaration bookmark at Child Find Manitoba, located in the Canadian Centre for Child Protection – 615 Academy Road; at the Spence Neighborhood Association, 615 Ellice Avenue; at West Broadway Development Corp., 608 Broadway Street; at Mother of Red Nations, 3rd floor-141 Bannatyne Avenue; and at the Daniel McIntyre/St. Mathews Community Association, 444 Burnell Street. Visit this page again soon for a listing of other locations they will be available at.
FREE: If you are a group, organization or workplace that would like a package of them to distribute to your staff and/or members, please click here to email us with your request.
FREE: If you are a business or organization that would like to have a display of the buttons and bookmarks available free to your customers, please click here to email us with your request.
FREE: Download a PDF of the It’s up to me Declaration here.
Manitoba Businesses: It IS your business!
Calling all Manitoba businesses: Take part in our May 25th Workplace Day of Action.
GET YOUR FREE BUTTONS/BOOKMARKS: This May 25th, Missing Children’s Day, we are holding a Workplace Day of Action -- encouraging all workplaces to demonstrate their commitment to the protection of kids by having employees wear one of our buttons. On that day, all participating workplaces are invited to take a photo of their employees for posting on the Stop Sex with Kids website. For more details, and to register your business or organization for this special event, please click here to email us your request. Please indicate the name of your workplace, the number of staff and a contact name and phone number. One of our volunteers will get in touch with you shortly to arrange delivery of the buttons and Declaration bookmarks.
Get interactive, Get involved
We want to show the rest of Canada how Manitobans are mobilizing to do their part to protect kids. Get involved in one or both of these two exciting online initiatives, and send a strong message to men who use kids that they are being put on notice: Let them know that you’re watching, you see them and that you will no longer be a bystander to their exploitation and abuse.
Get it. Snap it. Share it.
We’re creating an It’s up to us Facebook Page and we want to feature as many Manitobans as possible wearing their button at different locations all around the province! Here’s what to do:
- Get your button.
- Get your friend to take a picture of you wearing the button somewhere in your community. (Stand by a local landmark or other interesting backdrop!) Take a picture of your friend too, or get someone else to take a group picture!
- Upload your photo(s) here, and we’ll send you a notification when the page is launched.
It’s up to me Video Vault
Got that creative touch? A flare for film? Send us your It’s up to me video declaration. Here’s what to do:
- Check out our PSA.
- Download a copy of the It’s up to me Declaration.
- Record your own declaration. (Use ours or write your own. It’s your choice!)
- Upload your video declaration here, and we’ll send you a notification if it’s selected to be featured on the Stop Sex with Kids site. We will post all suitable videos. (NOTE: All videos must first be screened, so they will not immediately appear once you’ve uploaded them.)
Before uploading your picture or video to the www.stopsexwithkids.ca website (the “Website”), you must read and accept the following consent and release. By agreeing to the consent and release, you are authorizing us to publish the picture or video you upload. Publication may occur on any medium, including this Website and on the Facebook page we have created for the purpose of promoting the Stop Sex With Kids campaign and the work carried out by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
If you do not agree to the consent and release, do not upload your picture or video to the Website.
CONFIRMATION, CONSENT AND RELEASE
I confirm that:
- I am over the age of eighteen (18);
- I am a person depicted in the picture and/or audio or video recordings (the “Material”) that I have uploaded to the www.stopsexwithkids.ca website (the “Website”);
- I have all the necessary consents and licenses from any other people depicted in the Material to collect, use and disclose their likeness and any personally identifiable information contained or displayed in the Material in the manner contemplated herein;
- I have provided my correct first name, address and contact information; and
- I own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to all copyright or other proprietary rights in the Material, including without limitation, the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to all copyright or other proprietary rights in the Material from other people depicted in the Material.
I consent to:
- the use by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection Inc. (“CCCP”) and its successors and assigns of:
- my name, my likeness, and the Material,
- the likeness of others depicted in the Material, whether in whole or in part, modified or altered, and/or any derivatives of same;
- the use in (a) is allowed in any medium now known or hereafter invented, including without limitation, in any television or radio broadcast, printed material or website (including Facebook and the Website);
- the use in (a) is allowed for any purpose consistent with the objectives of CCCP, including without limitation, for the purpose of promotion, education and communication;
I also consent to the reproduction and publication of the Material any number of times in perpetuity in any medium now known or hereafter invented, including without limitation, in any television or radio broadcast, printed material or website (including Facebook and the Website).
I irrevocably grant to CCCP all right, title and interest in and to the Material and digital information pertaining thereto including without limitation the unrestricted right to copyright and license the same to others. I waive any right to inspection or approval in respect of the Material or uses to which the Material may be put.
I release, discharge and agree to save harmless Canadian Centre for Child Protection from any and all claims, actions, liabilities and demands, or whatsoever kind or nature, that I or any other individual depicted in the Material may have at any time arising out of, directly or indirectly, any use of the Material, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.
I have read the above consent, grant and release, and I fully understand its contents. I agree that it shall be binding upon me and my heirs, executors, legal representatives and assigns.