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NCJ Number: 200085 Find in a Library
Title: Cyberproofed? How To Promote Internet Safety for Children
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:70  Issue:4  Dated:April 2003  Pages:28,30,34
Author(s): Noel P. Catney
Date Published: April 2003
Page Count: 6
Publisher: http://www.theiacp.org 
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the efforts of the Peel Regional Police (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), in partnership with community representatives, in developing a program designed to maximize the protection of children while they are using the Internet.
Abstract: The steering committee was composed of representatives from the police, elected officials, members of local boards of education, members of community organizations, and representatives of the corporate sector. The committee's goals were to teach students the importance of Internet safety; to instruct parents in how to protect children who use the Internet; and to increase public awareness of the issue of Internet safety. A local corporation donated the designs for brochures and posters that contain 12 Internet safety guidelines; this was the core of the information on Internet safety conveyed to the public. A work group composed of members of the boards of education and the Internet safety committee wrote educational programs that consisted of five lesson plans for students in grades 3-5, five lesson plans for grades 6-8, and a four-lesson plan for grades 9-10. The program was piloted in several schools, and modifications were made based on the lessons learned. Youth education officers were given the responsibility for coordinating the instructional program for schools within their assigned zones. The educational package and implementation manual are available to any organization interested in teaching youth about Internet safety. Program achievements are listed.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Canada; Child molesters; Computer related crime; Foreign crime prevention
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