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You Care, So Be Aware—Internet Safety

Online Resources

Prevent Child Abuse America (PDF) provides parents with tips and websites to help make cyberspace travel safe for kids.

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 that was not in the family
  • Unsolicited obscene material sent to a child

The United States Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 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 by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides kids, teens, parents and educators information about internet safety and the risks children face online.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Violent Crimes Against Children Program provides a quick and effective response to all incidences of crimes against children. The 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, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), violence, alcohol and drug abuse.

Revised October 24, 2018         


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