Online Safety

Boy on ComputerKeeping Kids Safe Online

Nearly all American children have access to the Internet. Internet technology affords children access to vast amounts of valuable information and endless sources of entertainment. However, it also exposes children to certain dangers. It is important for parents to strike a balance between the benefits and risks that the Internet poses to children. Parents can achieve such a balance by implementing strategies and protective steps like those discussed in the following:

Person Using Laptop ComputerUnderstanding & Protecting Yourself From Internet Fraud & Scams

The Internet makes many everyday tasks faster and more convenient, like shopping and banking, but it's important to be safe and responsible online. Scammers use the Internet to try to trick you into sending them money or your personal information but there are ways to protect yourself online. For more information, visit the following:

Reporting Internet Crimes

  • CyberTipline: a tool to report child sexual exploitation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Internet Crime Complaint Center: a reporting mechanism to submit complaints about Internet crime to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)