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The Internet has drastically changed the way people interact with the world. While computer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits, it has also enabled criminal activity such as Internet fraud, identity theft, and terrorism. Children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to cybercrimes such as child exploitation, exposure to inappropriate materials, and cyberbullying, and should be educated about Web safety. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

 

The following resources are provided to help bring greater awareness to issues related to Web safety.


OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Internet Crimes Against Children (December 2001) OVC, Bulletin, OVC Training, 8 pages, NCJ 184931.
This document explores the nature of Internet crime and the complex challenges it poses for law enforcement personnel and victim service providers as they work to protect children. The document discusses challenges such as investigating geographically dispersed crimes, gathering evidence, and apprehending offenders while considering how best to respond to children and their families.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Training Series
 

OJP Publications

When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fourth Edition (May 2010) OJJDP, Report, 110 pages, NCJ 228735.
This document serves to guide parents and family members whose children go missing.
Abstract | PDF 5 MB | PDF (Spanish Version)
 
Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program (January 2002) OJJDP, Bulletin, 8 pages, NCJ 191213.
This bulletin describes the work of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program.
Abstract | PDF 204 KB | HTML
 

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The Internet has drastically changed the way people interact with the world. While computer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits, it has also enabled criminal activity such as Internet fraud, identity theft, and terrorism. Children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to cybercrimes such as child exploitation, exposure to inappropriate materials, and cyberbullying, and should be educated about Web safety. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

 

The following resources are provided to help bring greater awareness to issues related to Web safety.


The Internet has drastically changed the way people interact with the world. While computer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits, it has also enabled criminal activity such as Internet fraud, identity theft, and terrorism. Children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to cybercrimes such as child exploitation, exposure to inappropriate materials, and cyberbullying, and should be educated about Web safety. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

 

The following resources are provided to help bring greater awareness to issues related to Web safety.


Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Jun 16 2010 at 2:00PM, Laurie Nathan, Manager of National Outreach and Partnerships NetSmartz Workshop, hosted a discussion on Preventing Child Victimization Associated with Technology

On Jan 21 2009 at 2:00PM, Michelle Garcia, Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center, and Cindy Southworth, Founder and Director of Safety Net: The National Safe & Strategic Technology Project, hosted a discussion on Addressing Technology and Stalking

On Jun 22 2006 at 2:00PM, Joselle Shea, manager of children and youth initiatives at the National Crime Prevention Council and specializes in youth issues, including Internet s, hosted a discussion on Internet Safety and Identity Theft

The Internet has drastically changed the way people interact with the world. While computer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits, it has also enabled criminal activity such as Internet fraud, identity theft, and terrorism. Children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to cybercrimes such as child exploitation, exposure to inappropriate materials, and cyberbullying, and should be educated about Web safety. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

 

The following resources are provided to help bring greater awareness to issues related to Web safety.


What is the Department of Justice doing to help protect children from online predators?
In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against child... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

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The Internet has drastically changed the way people interact with the world. While computer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits, it has also enabled criminal activity such as Internet fraud, identity theft, and terrorism. Children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to cybercrimes such as child exploitation, exposure to inappropriate materials, and cyberbullying, and should be educated about Web safety. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

 

The following resources are provided to help bring greater awareness to issues related to Web safety.


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The Internet has drastically changed the way people interact with the world. While computer interconnectivity has produced enormous benefits, it has also enabled criminal activity such as Internet fraud, identity theft, and terrorism. Children and adolescents may be particularly vulnerable to cybercrimes such as child exploitation, exposure to inappropriate materials, and cyberbullying, and should be educated about Web safety. Efforts to address cybercrime include activities associated with protecting networks and information, detecting criminal activity, investigating crime, and prosecuting criminals.

 

The following resources are provided to help bring greater awareness to issues related to Web safety.


Publications

OVC and OVC-Sponsored Publications

Internet Crimes Against Children (December 2001) OVC, Bulletin, OVC Training, 8 pages, NCJ 184931. This document explores the nature of Internet crime and the complex challenges it poses for law enforcement personnel and victim service providers as they work to protect children. The document discusses challenges such as investigating geographically dispersed crimes, gathering evidence, and apprehending offenders while considering how best to respond to children and their families.
Abstract | PDF | HTML
Part Of the OVC Training Series
 

OJP Publications

When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide, Fourth Edition (May 2010) OJJDP, Report, 110 pages, NCJ 228735. This document serves to guide parents and family members whose children go missing.
Abstract | PDF 5 MB | PDF (Spanish Version)
 
Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program (January 2002) OJJDP, Bulletin, 8 pages, NCJ 191213. This bulletin describes the work of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program.
Abstract | PDF 204 KB | HTML
 

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Related Resources

OVC Funded Resources

National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
The National Crime Prevention Council, through funding from OVC, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about general cyberbullying information, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.
 
The Use of Technology to Stalk: An Online Course
Produced by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from OVC, this free self-paced, interactive online training will help increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology and, ultimately, enhance their ability to work with victims of stalking. This course highlights: how stalkers use technologies to locate, harass, and surveil their victims; steps to assist in investigating stalking crimes; and how to support victims of stalking.
 

Federal Resources

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.
 
NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS Internet Safety Special Feature presents a compilation of resources on internet safety for children and consumers, internet privacy, and cyberbullying.
 

Non-Governmental Resources

Anti-Phishing Working Group
APWG is focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.
 
CyberAngels
This large safety Internet organization offers educational programs and support groups for victims of stalking and harassment over the Internet (cyberstalking). Cyberangels, a program of guardian angels, also presents tips on documenting and reporting cyberstalking.
 
NetSmartz Workshop
NetSmartz is an age-appropriate resource to keep kids and teens safe on the internet.
 
Stop Cyberbullying
This Web site provides information for students, parents/caregivers, educators, and law enforcement on how to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.
 
Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA)
WHOA, a volunteer organization, fights online harassment by educating the public and law enforcement and empowering victims.
 

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Web Forum Discussions

Each month the Nation's experts answer your questions about best practices in victim services. Below are upcoming and most recent session discussions in this topic:

On Jun 16 2010 at 2:00PM, Laurie Nathan, Manager of National Outreach and Partnerships NetSmartz Workshop, hosted a discussion on Preventing Child Victimization Associated with Technology

On Jan 21 2009 at 2:00PM, Michelle Garcia, Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking Resource Center, and Cindy Southworth, Founder and Director of Safety Net: The National Safe & Strategic Technology Project, hosted a discussion on Addressing Technology and Stalking

On Jun 22 2006 at 2:00PM, Joselle Shea, manager of children and youth initiatives at the National Crime Prevention Council and specializes in youth issues, including Internet s, hosted a discussion on Internet Safety and Identity Theft


FAQs

What is the Department of Justice doing to help protect children from online predators?
In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against child... Read More

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More

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Funding

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