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​Internet Safety ​​​​

​​The best tool we have to prevent Internet crimes against children is education. If your looking for ways to educate yourself, your children, co-workers, teachers, etc., we have compiled videos and resources that offer a variety of to​ols for learning and teaching how to safely use the In​ternet.

Safer Internet Day 2021 - February 9th

Safer Internet Day (SID) is recognized by more than 140 countries and was established to promote Internet safety and the positive use of technology by today's youth.  We encourage you to learn more about the initative by participating in the various events that are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 9th.

Sexting is the ICAC Task Force Program's theme for this year's campaign.  To bring awareness to the dangers of sexting, the ICAC Task Force Program, in collaboration with OJJDP, recently developed a list of tips for parents and youth.  We encourage you to view this resource (also available in Spanish) and learn more about sexting or help facilitate a conversation with your child about the dangers of exchanging sexually explicit material.


Additional resources related to sexting have been developed by various ICAC Task Forces for youth and their parents/guardians

Help spread the word about Safer Internet Day on social media by using hashtags: #SaferInternetDay/ICAC2021 #SID/ICAC2021

 June is Internet Safety Month

As we recognize June as Internet Safety month, we encourage you to take some time to learn more about Internet safety and how to protect our nation's youth.  Since the Internet is accessed globally, we’ve highlighting some helpful Internet safety resources from the United States and around the world.
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Common Sense Media
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s NetSmartz
National PTA
Australian eSafety Commission
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
UK Safer Internet Centre

"The victimization of our children on the Internet is not a problem that we can rely solely on law enforcement to solve. It is vital that we educate and empower parents, children and care providers if we are to have an impact in the fight against online predators." - Sergeant Mike Thorley, Arizona ICAC Commander​

Featured Resources

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"The Internet holds tremendous potential for our nation's youth; however, the misuse of the Internet to prey on them is a serious problem requiring action by legislators, families, communities, and law enforcement."; See Online Victimization of Youth, Five Years Later

Find Internet resources which will help you and others get better informed about the current dangers and challenges in your effort to protect children across this country every day

Safer Internet Day took place on February 5, 2019.

Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Commander Captain Mike Edwards and retired Missouri Task Force Commander Joseph Laramie, speak about law enforcements role in online safety (Min: 23:57-53:05).

Visit Safer Internet Day 2019 - Live Steam to learn more about this event.​