When is it OK to call someone ‘daddy’?

Google’s latest “big data” initiative, “daddy” and “mama,” are now being used in Canada to identify young mothers, and to inform the province’s health system of the whereabouts of missing children.

In a video posted online Wednesday, a Canadian man explains to a Google employee that he uses the term “daddys” to refer to young people whose mothers have been reported missing, in response to a question about the use of the term in Mexico.

The man says he also uses the terms “dads” and other slang to describe men with a “big personality,” and that he thinks of them as “like the family that you have with your wife.”

A spokesperson for the Canadian government, Jennifer Stott, told CBC News that the province uses Google News to identify and track children and young people in need, and that the use and classification of the terms is strictly controlled.

“The terms ‘dads’ and ‘mamas’ are defined as being used to describe the men that are the primary caregivers of children,” Stott said.

“In this context, they are not used to refer in a derogatory or derogatory manner to individuals or families, but rather to identify men that have a special relationship with children.”

While it’s possible that a child in Mexico may have been abducted by a man who uses “mamas” and is being referred to as a “dad,” Stot said it’s impossible to know for sure.

“We’re looking into this and I can’t speak to that,” she said.

Stott said that the Canadian health system “is in touch with parents, care providers, social workers and others who may have information on missing children” and that Google will continue to investigate the issue.

“Google News is one of the few sources of real-time information on children and families that Canadians can access in the future,” she added.

“Our work with Google will help us better understand what is happening in Mexico, and will help ensure that Canadians are kept informed on the situation.”

Stott, who added that she had not yet spoken to Google’s parent company, Alphabet, about the issue, did not say whether the use in Canada would continue.

But the use has already drawn attention from Google.

Google spokesperson Sarah Smith told CBC that the company is aware of the issue and that it has taken steps to remove the “dada” terms from its search results.

“Since 2011, we have implemented a comprehensive approach to prevent our search results from using the word ‘dada’ and other offensive terms, including removing them from our results altogether,” Smith said.

“We’ve been working to make our search experience better for people around the world, and we’re continuing to do so.”

The “dadas” term has been used by both “moms” and men to refer men who have sex with their children, but Smith said that Google had removed the term from its results in Canada as well.

Google did not respond to a request for comment.

Stot told CBC’s Morning Edition that she did not expect the term to become a widespread term in Canada, but that she believes it’s important to know where people are when searching for information on the children they love.

“If I can help one of my children by saying ‘dadas’ and I see that my son or daughter is missing, that is really a blessing, she said, noting that this could be something to keep in mind when looking for information.”

It’s so important to be able to look for information, so that when we search for it, we don’t feel like we’re just looking for a ‘Dada’ website.

“For more on Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women, read CBC’s special report, “The Disappearance of Nisga’a,” on Friday.