Unit 2: Criminal Law
CHAPTER 5: THE CRIMINAL CODE
E-ACTIVITY: ORGANIZATIONS CONCERNED ABOUT MISSING CHILDREN (p. 140)
Activity: Make a Pamphlet about Safety
You have seen the public notices and posters in bus shelters, on milk
cartons, on the backs of envelopes, and on Web sites. The notices and
posters show the faces of children who have been missing, sometimes for
years. "Have you seen this child?" they ask. These pleas to the
public are often parents' last best hope of finding their children. Several
organizations exist specifically to support families of missing children
and to aid them in their searches, either national or international.
In this activity, you will assume the role of a communications officer
for one of these organizations. You will design a pamphlet to educate
a specific group about one specific aspect of safety. For example, you
might focus on helping teenagers stay safe while online.
- In preparation for making your pamphlet, visit the following Web
sites to learn more about three organizations involved in matters related
to missing children.
Children Society of Canada
Research one of the following topics so that you can develop
a pamphlet on it. Begin at the Child
Find Web site and click on "Safety." Further directions
appear below. Go to other sources if you wish to broaden your research.
- What is the mandate of each organization? Summarize each organization's
key area of involvement with respect to abductions and missing children.
- How is information brought to their attention?
- What services do they provide?
Create your pamphlet, keeping in mind your audience (e.g., teenagers
working as camp counsellors). Besides using the ideas you have read
about, develop and present your own ideas about ways to ensure safety
for the group you are addressing. Create graphics to enhance your pamphlet.
- Safety Tips to Avoid Abduction (Click on "Safety Tips for
Teenagers" and then "Tips for Teenagers" and "My
8 Rules for Safety.")
- Babysitting Tips (Click on "Babysitting Safety Tips for Parents
- Online Safety Tips (Click on "Safety Tips for Teenagers" and
then "My Rules for Online Safety.")
- Tips for Camp Counsellors (Click on "Safety Tips for Teenagers" and
then "Guidelines for Camp Counsellors.")
- Tips for Parents (Click on "Runaway Prevention Tips for Parents.")