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Internet Safety Resources for Parents, Educators and Children

It is an amazing time for our digitally connected youth.  The Internet and a variety of digital devices can bring the world, with all its’ good, and not so good, right into the hands of our kids and teens.

Technology provides wonderful opportunities to learn, share and contribute.  These opportunities also bring challenges to parents and their families.  The information provided on this website comes directly from those who work to protect children across this country everyday.

As noted by the Crimes Against Children Research Center (2006), "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”.

We are concerned about inappropriate content, harassment and threats, theft of personal information and those who prey and attempt to lure children.  Information in the hands of involved parents is the greatest way to combat these threats and protect kids and teens.

  • Featured Blog - Social Media Unknowns

    ​Author: SA Michael J. Brown
    In today’s society social media is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends, meet new people, explore new ideas, and interact with people that have the same interests as you. It allows information to be put out easily and allows groups and organizations to connect with people on a large scale.
    With all the advantages that social media has, there are disadvantages as well. Social medi

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​Featured Blogger - Special Agent Michael Brown

SA Michael BrownSpecial Agent Michael Brown joined the Virginia State Police as a new Trooper in January, 2004 and was assigned to Loudoun County, VA.  He was promoted to Special Agent in January, 2011 and assigned to the High Tech Crimes Division, NOVA/DC ICAC Task Force where he still works today.  Special Agent Brown is an aggressive agent seeking out those who prey on children. In addition to working cases and providing technical assistance, he also serves as a Field Training Agent passing on his knowledge and experience to new agents when they join the task force.

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​Report Suspicious Activity

As we launch this online forum, we are excited about the opportunities ahead and look forward to providing you more advice and tips on technology safety. Meanwhile, if you suspect someone is targeting your child, or exploiting any child through technology there is a place to turn for help immediately. Report your suspicions to your local police, your ICAC Task Force and the CyberTipline ( or 1-800-843-5678). For more information about the ICAC Task Force in your state or region, go to:

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We will be highlighting videos that empower young people by addressing the issues that concern all of us. If you have a video you would like us to highlight or a general resource to share with other members of the community, email us at or call 877-798-7682.