Special Feature: Internet Safety - General Information


Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Annual Reports
Internet Crime Complaint Center, Annual
Sextortion Affecting Thousands of U.S. Children
Federal Bureau of Investigation, April 2016
Securing Your Wireless Network
Federal Trade Commission, September 2015
Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents
U.S. Department of Justice, April 2015
Safeguarding American Consumers & Families
The White House, January 2015
Safe Internet Banking
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, July 2014
IACP Cyber Center
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2014
Heads Up: Stop. Think. Connect
Federal Trade Commission, July 2013
Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Executive Order)
White House, February 2013
Addressing Threats to the Nation’s Cybersecurity
Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2011
Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program
National Science and Technology Council, December 2011
P2P File-Sharing Risks
Federal Trade Commission, September 2011
Understanding Mobile Apps
Federal Trade Commission, September 2011
Fact Sheet: Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal
White House, May 2011
Internet Fraud
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, February 2011
Spread the Word: The Net Cetera Community Outreach Guide
Federal Trade Commission, 2010
Cyber Threats to Mobile Devices
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, April 2010
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
Food and Drug Administration, March 2010
Examining the Creation, Distribution, and Function of Malware On-Line
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2010
Banking Securely Online
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, 2008
Playing it Safe: Avoiding Online Gaming Risks
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, 2008
Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, 2008
Using Wireless Technology Securely
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, 2008
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, October 2008
Cybercrime against Businesses, 2005
Bureau of Justices Statistics, September 2008
Stop.Think.Click: 7 Practices for Safer Computing
OnGuard Online, 2007
Cybercrime: Public and Private Entities Face Challenges in Addressing Cyber Threats
U.S. Government Accountability Office, June 2007
Investigations Involving the Internet and Computer Networks
National Institute of Justice, January 2007
Internet Crime Prevention Tips
Internet Crime Complaint Center, 2006
Internet Crime Schemes
Internet Crime Complaint Center, 2006

Related Resources

Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Cybersecurity
This section of the DHS website provides information about cyber threats, how to act against and protect yourself from such threats, and how to promote awareness of cyber security.
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.
ID Theft Help App
Developed with grant funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, this app provides resources for identity theft victims and offers educational tools on how to protect against identity theft.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
The mission of IC3 is to provide the public with a reliable and convenient reporting mechanism to submit information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning suspected Internet-facilitated criminal activity and to develop effective alliances with law enforcement and industry partners.
Funded by the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), this website was built to educate consumers and help prevent them from becoming a victim of an Internet fraud scheme. The website was developed and is maintained by a joint federal law enforcement and industry task force.
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. The Internet and Electronic Crime section of the NIJ site provides access to NIJ research on the impact computers and other electronic devices have on crime.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
NTIA is the President's principal adviser on telecommunications and information policy issues, and in this role frequently works with other Executive Branch agencies to develop and present the Administration's position on these issues. Information on Internet safety policies are featured on the NTIA site.
Managed by the Federal Trade Commission, OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The Stop.Think.Connect. campaign is aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering Americans to be safer and more secure online.
StopFraud.gov: Mass Marketing, Mail, Wire, Telephone and Internet Fraud
The StopFraud.gov website provides information on how to protect yourself from different types of financial frauds, including frauds that are committed through the use of the Internet.
Technology Safety & Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors
This toolkit contains safety tips, information, and privacy strategies for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking related to the use of technology. With support from the Office for Victims of Crime, the toolkit was produced by the National Network to End Domestic Violence's Safety Net Project which develops resources and information on the use of technology for survivors and the agencies that support them.
The Use of Technology to Stalk: An Online Course
Produced by the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime with funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, this free self-paced, interactive online training will help increase the ability of criminal justice professionals and victim service providers to recognize how stalkers use technology and, ultimately, enhance their ability to work with victims of stalking. This course highlights: how stalkers use technologies to locate, harass, and surveil their victims; steps to assist in investigating stalking crimes; and how to support victims of stalking.
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (U.S. CERT)
Established in 2003 by the Department of Homeland Security to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure, US-CERT coordinates defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation. US-CERT also provides a way for citizens, businesses, and other institutions to communicate and coordinate directly with the United States government about cyber security.
U.S. Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
This website provides information on all forms of Internet crime for law enforcement agencies, policymakers, and the public. Included on this site is information about how to report computer/Internet-related crimes.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO): Cybersecurity
This section of the GAO site presents an overview of the issue of cybersecurity and provides access to GAO reports, multimedia, and links related to the topic.
USA.gov: Online Safety
This website provides a list of official government online resources to help you report and learn about Internet safety.

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