A study conducted by
the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that
1 in 4 children between the ages of 10 and 17 have been exposed
to unwanted sexual material online.
FBI Kids Safety
Pedophile-Proof Chat Rooms? Can Lancaster University's Isis Project keep children safe online without invading our privacy?
OnGuardOnline.gov Net Cetera Campaign provides information and resources about helping children make safe, responsible decisions when online.
The National Cyber Security Alliance’s K-12 tips for parents
Long, 13, came to Danbury CT 2 years ago to live with her
aunt, Shelly Rilling, because her parents had substance abuse
problems. At her Catholic school, 6th-grader, she made good grades,
led the cheerleading squad and was an altar girl. On the Internet,
she used provocative screen names and routinely had sex with partners
she met in chat rooms. Christina was strangled by Saul
Dos Reis, 25, a married restaurant worker, she met on the
Internet and had met with several times. He confessed and led
police to her body in a remote ravine in Greenwich.
Parent's Guide to Internet Safety -- This guide was prepared
from actual investigations involving child victims, as well as investigations
where law enforcement officers posed as children.
Pornography & the Internet -- This new report examines approaches
to protecting children and teens from Internet pornography, threats
from sexual predators operating on-line, and other inappropriate
material on the Internet. It discusses social and educational strategies,
technological tools, and policy options for how to teach children
to make safe and appropriate decisions about what they see and experience
on the Internet.
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pedophiles on the Net -- 1994, after the alleged abduction by
way of the Internet of 10-year-old Bruce Burdinski in Maryland,
the FBI announced that it would become proactive in regulating Internet
traffic in images and bodies. A year later, the agency launched
"Innocent Images," a program designed to train law enforcement officials
to imitate young girls and boys in chat rooms in an attempt to catch
electronic stalkers. The idea was to lure molesters out of hiding
and into meetings and then arrest them.
The mission: "Waste contestants,
pedestrians & farmyard animals for points & credits!" Welcome to
one of the high-speed, high-tech, ultra-violent video games. Who
regulates these games and should you be concerned if your kids have
access to them?
PBS: Video Game Revolution
Cop [VHS]-- When a web site deals with child
pornography, law enforcement gets involved. Don Daufenbach of the
U.S. Customs Service pursues leads that result in the arrest of
a child pornographer. Along with agent Daufenbach, interviews with
a convicted child pornographer, internet experts and a member of
the ACLU present a this troubling issue.