Special Feature: Internet Safety - Online Safety for Youth

Publications

Internet-Facilitated Sexual Offending
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking-Sponsored, July 2015
A Content Analysis of Youth Internet Safety Programs: Are Effective Prevention Strategies Being Used?
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2014
Systematic Review of Effective Youth Prevention Education: Implications for Internet Safety Education
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2014
Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online
Federal Trade Commission, January 2014
Heads Up: Stop. Think. Connect
Federal Trade Commission, July 2013
Protecting Your Child’s Privacy Online
Federal Trade Commission, July 2013
Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, and Bullying
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2013
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: A Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business
Federal Trade Commission, June 2013
Keeping Children Safe Online
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, February 2013
Staying Safe on Social Network Sites
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, February 2013
Teen Dating Abuse and Harassment in the Digital World: Implications for Prevention and Intervention
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, February 2013
Evaluation of Internet Child Safety Materials Used by ICAC Task Forces in School and Community Settings (Final Report)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2012
Child Pornography on the Internet
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, May 2012
Kids and Virtual Worlds
Federal Trade Commission, September 2011
Kids and Socializing Online
Federal Trade Commission, September 2011
Sexting: A Typology
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, March 2011
National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction: A Report to Congress
U.S. Department of Justice, August 2010
Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2010
Youth Safety on a Living Internet: Report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group
Online Safety and Technology Working Group, June 2010
Much Ado About Sexting
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2010
Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet: Tips for Parents and Guardians
English or Spanish
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, 2009
Internet Crimes Against Children: A Matrix and Summary of Major Federal and Select State Case Law
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2009
Internet Crimes Against Children: A Matrix of Federal and Select State Laws
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2009
Internet Crimes Against Children: An Annotated Bibliography of Major Studies
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2009
Electronic Media and Youth Violence: A CDC Issue Brief for Educators and Caregivers
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies: Final Report of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force to the Multi-State Working Group on Social Networking of State Attorneys General of the United States
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, December 2008
Implementing the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: A Report to Congress
Federal Trade Commission, February 2007
Statement of Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher before the Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Concerning Sexual Exploitation of Children over the Internet: What Parents, Kids and Congress Need to Know About Child Predators
U.S. Department of Justice, May 2006
Keeping Kids Safe Online: Advice from an FBI Cyber Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation, April 2006
Social Networking Sites: Online Friendships Can Mean Offline Peril
Federal Bureau of Investigation, April 2006
Child Pornography: Patterns From NIBRS
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2004
Protecting Children in Cyberspace: The ICAC Task Force Program
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, January 2002
Internet Crimes Against Children
Office for Victims of Crime, May 2001
A Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Publication Date Unknown

Related Resources

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
The CSEC page highlights programs and efforts supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to address the commercial exploitation of children and assist its victims.
Crimes Against Children Research Center
Funded in part by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Crimes against Children Research Center serves to combat crimes against children by providing research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement, and other child welfare personnel.
Electronic Aggression (Podcast)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Electronic Aggression Podcast focuses on how new forms of electronic media (blogs, chat rooms, text messaging, and the Internet) are providing new arenas for youth violence to occur.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Cyber Crime
The FBI works to prevent criminals, sexual predators, and others intent on malicious destruction from using the Internet and online services to steal from, defraud, and otherwise victimize citizens, businesses, and communities.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Violent Crimes Against Children
The mission of the Violent Crimes Against Children program is: to decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; to develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and to enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Kids’ Online Safety
This section of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) site provides online privacy guidelines and resources for kids, parents, and educators.
INOBTR
In partnership with government and private citizens, INOBTR ("I Know Better") promotes awareness and educates children, parents and teachers to reduce the chance of children becoming victims of Internet crimes.
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program
Funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the ICAC Task Force Program was created to help law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to sexually exploit children. Contact your local ICAC Task Force for additional information, educational resources, or to inquire about presentations.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
The NCMEC mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): Cyberbullying
NCPC, through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, offers resources including fact sheets and four podcasts about cyberbullying, taking action in schools, creating community change, and how teens feel about cyberbullying.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. Following are NIJ multimedia resources that focus on the topic of online safety:
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Project iGuardian
Project iGuardian is a national cyber safety campaign spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. As part of Project iGuardian, schools and youth groups can request presentations on how to avoid falling victim to online sexual predators.
Project Safe Childhood (PSC)
This U.S. Department of Justice initiative combats the use of computers for the purposes of sexual exploitation crimes against children. It aims to investigate and prosecute offenders, as well as protect and assist victimized children.
U.S. Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS)
The mission of the CEOS is to protect the welfare of America's children and communities by enforcing federal criminal statutes relating to the exploitation of children and obscenity.

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