Internet Safety

The development of the Internet has been called the most profound change in the way the world communicates since the invention of the printing press. The Internet offers exciting and unprecedented opportunities for children and families to obtain and share information. In our rapidly changing world, however, all roads to the Internet are not as safe as they may seem.

Since parents and guardians play such a crucial role in promoting online safety, the Division of Criminal Justices' Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse has developed a 45-minute Internet Safety presentation (PDF) for parents and teachers that focuses on providing straight-forward information about the safety challenges created through the Internet and preventative actions that can be taken to protect our children.