A Report on Internet Crimes Against Children
And some things to consider when providing for their
We hear about it, read about it, even see it on TV
and Public Broadcasting programs -
"Internet crime has become the new wave of crime
If we listen more closely, we will hear the growing
local, State and
Federal law enforcement agencies responses to the
The offenders - "Bad Guys" - use the Internet, online
systems, cell phones and other computer technology to
There aren't many teenagers around who don't have their
phone in order to keep in touch with friends and family.
Technology has improved their cells dramatically
advanced mobile features.
These dramatic advancements
potential risks in terms of both privacy and security.
Parents and teenagers alike need to be aware of the Personal Security Threats to Young Cell Phone Users
Unfortunately, there are a lot more "bad Guys" than
and the "Good Guys" need help.
"There are not enough law enforcement officers in the
to deal with this problem", Arizona's senior FBI agent
told a local
audience recently. Internet child pornography is
typically the FBI's
jurisdiction, but numerous states have their own task
What's being done to remove this scourge?
A major National effort has been mobilized into an
Against Children Task Force"
The ICAC Task Force Program was created to help
State and local law
enforcement agencies enhance their investigative
offenders who use the Internet, online communication
other computer technology to sexually exploit children.
It is currently composed of 46 regional Task
and is funded by the United States Office Of Juvenile
Delinquency Prevention and the Department of Justice.
There is also the "Crimes Against Children Research
Their goal is to combat crimes against children by
quality research and statistics to the public, to
enforcement personnel, and other child-welfare
The CCRC does research into
both the nature and
impact of crimes related to child abduction, Internet
homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse.
As concerned parents and guardians, we must assume the
responsibility for participating
with the law
enforcement agencies in
Protecting our Kids from Today's Online Cyber Bandits.
Understanding how the child exploiters and predators
operate is a
major step in helping to stop the spreading threats.
These Articles and reports will guide us
in working with our law
enforcement "Good Guys", and other parents to
protect the safety of our children by covering the "Home