You Care So Be Aware - Child Safety Resources
Baltimore County Online Resources
- Looking for Internet safety tips and family friendly web sites? Prevent Child Abuse America provides parents with tips and sites to help make kids cyberspace travel safe.
Online Resources Outside Baltimore County
- Escape School provides current information about abduction, kids and guns, general safety, and internet safety.
- The CyberTipline handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children including: possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography, online enticement of children for sexual acts, child prostitution, child-sex tourism, child sexual molestation (not in the family), and unsolicited obscene material sent to a child.
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Department of Justice provides a variety of online publications on child protection.
- KidsHealth provides parents, kids, and teens information about mental and physical health and covers many topics on general child safety.
- The Netsmartz Workshop provides kids, teens, parents, and educators information about internet safety and the risks children face online.
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Crimes Against Children (CAC) Program provides a quick and effective response to all incidences of crimes against children. The CAC Program strategy is to decrease the vulnerability of children to acts of sexual exploitation and abuse; develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes involving the victimization of children; and enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through training programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.
- National Crime Prevention Council's mission is to forge a nationwide commitment by people acting individually and together to prevent crime and build safer, more caring communities. The Council tries to teach kids how to be safe on the streets by providing information about general child safety including stranger danger, internet safety, and Halloween safety. The National Crime Prevention Council administers the National Citizens' Crime Prevention Campaign, whose public service ads have made McGruff "The Crime Dog," his nephew, Scruff and "TAKE A BITE OUT OF CRIME" national symbols for crime prevention.
- Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a national initiative to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol, and drug abuse.
Revised June 7, 2013