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.
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.
Christina 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.
A 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.
Youth, 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.
GetNetWise -- GetNetWise is a public service brought to you by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition wants Internet users to be just "one click away" from the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet. GetNetWise is a project of the Internet Education Foundation.
Hunting 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 "Carmageddon," 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?
Cybersex 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.