Founded in 1998, i-SAFE America Inc. is the leader in Internet safety education. Available in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Department of Defense schools located across the world, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to educate and empower youth to make their Internet experiences safe and responsible. The goal is to educate students on how to avoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior. i-SAFE accomplishes this through dynamic K-12 curriculum and community outreach programs to parents, law enforcement, and community leaders. It is the only Internet safety foundation to combine these elements.
Web Wise Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring child internet safety by giving tips and advice to parents and children on how to protect themselves from online predators.
WHOA is a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowerment of victims.
The Innocent Images National Initiative (IINI), a component of the FBI's Cyber Crimes Program, is an intelligence-driven, proactive, multi-agency investigative initiative to combat the proliferation of child pornography/child sexual exploitation facilitated by an online computer. The IINI provides centralized coordination and analysis of case information that by its very nature is national and international in scope, requiring unprecedented coordination with state, local, and international governments, and among FBI Field Offices and Legal Attachés.
This site invites you to use this free service to locate registered sex offenders in your area. You just enter an address, and it show a map. You can click on the squares that appear, and see photos (where available), addresses, and convictions.
The Sex Offender Registration Act requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services to maintain a Sex Offender Registry. The Registry contains information on sex offenders classified according to their risk of re-offending: low-risk (Level 1), moderate-risk (Level 2) and high-risk (Level 3). The Act requires that the Division also maintain a Subdirectory of Level 3 Sex Offenders. This site provides public access to that Subdirectory.
The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited ChildrenÂ® (NCMEC) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for children aged 5 to 17, parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement that uses age-appropriate, 3-D activities to teach children how to stay safer on the Internet. Read an overview of NetSmartz age-appropriate materials for each age group.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) The Nation's Resource Center for Child Protection Charles B. Wang International Children's Building 699 Prince Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175 The United States of America Phone: 703-274-3900 Fax: 703-274-2200 Hotline:1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
The Congressionally mandated CyberTipline is a reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation including child pornography, online enticement of children for sex acts, molestation of children outside the family, sex tourism of children, child victims of prostitution, and unsolicited obscene material sent to a child. Reports may be made 24-hours per day, 7 days per week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.
MySpace provides a link in their help center to report offensive profiles. You can also enter this URL to get the help page that has a link to report harassment or threats:
Educators can report an "imposter profile" that targets them on MySpace. This is also under the help center and frequently asked questions. The link for educators to report fake profiles targeting faculty members is:
Parents can request that their child's profile be removed. The link to make that request is on the parent safety tips page. Here is the URL:
Abuse can be reported by e-mailing Facebook directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a link provided under the security page of Facebook. The security page link is:
*Scroll down to the security section and click on the link to report abuse
If someone is harassing/libeling you, Facebook gives the following recommendations:
"We suggest that you block the person by listing his or her name in the "Blocking People" box at the bottom of the My Privacy page. If this does not resolve the problem, please write an email to email@example.com from your login email address. We will need to know your name, login email address, and school. Also, please provide the name and school of the person who is harassing you along with a description of the situation."
Use the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to report any other information that you think should be posted.
Schools and parents can contact Xanga for help at the following URL:
Xanga Parent Contact
Xanga also provides a link to wired safetyâ€™s cyber abuse
hotline for severe cases of cyber bullying or other abuses such as
cyber stalking, identity theft and child exploitation. The link to
wired safetyâ€™s cyber abuse hotline is:
The guidelines for uploading appropriate videos are posted on Youtubeâ€™s community guidelines. Here is the link:
can flag a video as inappropriate. If Youtube reviews the video and
finds it to be inappropriate, the video is shut down. If they decide to
terminate the userâ€™s account the user s prohibited from ever having
another account on Youtube.