A Parents's Guide to Internet Safety


U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Children are our Nation's most valuable asset.  They represent the bright future of our country and hold our hopes for a better nation.  Our children are also the most vulnerable members of society.  Protecting our children against the fear of crime and from becoming victims of crime must be a national priority.

Unfortunately the same advances in computer and telecommunication technology that allow our children to reach out to new sources of knowledge and cultural experiences are also leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and harm by computer-sex offenders.

Hope the following information helps you to begin to understand the complexities of online child exploitation.  For further information, please contact your local FBI office or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.


Preface

What Are Signs That Your Child Might Be At Risk On-line?

What Should You Do If You Suspect Your Child Is Communicating
with A Sexual Predator On-line?

What Can You Do To Minimize The Chances Of An On-line Exploiter Victimizing Your Child?

Frequently Asked Questions:

Helpful Definitions:


Federal Bureau of Investigation
Office of Crimes Against Children
935 Pennsylvania Aveue, NW
Washington, D.C.   20535
(202) 324-3666

National Center For Missing & Exploited Children
CYBER TIPLINE
www.missingkids.com/cybertip
1-800-843-5678