Resources that you can use to take
action to protects your children from
the awful predators who prey on our
NetSmartz is NCMEC’s (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) online safety
education program. They provide age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach
children to be safer online. Their goal is to help children become more aware of
potential online risks and to empower them to help prevent victimization by making
safer choices online and offline. https://www.netsmartzkids.org/videos/
NETSMARTZ: HOW TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO BE SAFER ONLINE
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR CHILD PROTECTION ZOE AND MOLLY: ONLINE GAMING
SAFETY FOR CHILDREN
An interactive series that gives 8 to 10-year-olds an opportunity to explore what it
means to be safe while playing games online. All the components of the Zoe & Molly
Online program, including comics, an interactive game, and an online safety quiz,
provide an engaging learning experience for children.
STUDENT SAFETY GUIDE: WATCH OUT FOR THESE RED FLAGS ONLINE
STOP SEXTORTION BEFORE IT STARTS
EUROPOL: HOW TEENS ARE GROOMED ONLINE
A visual guide from A21 gives examples of red flags to look for when chatting online.
It includes additional online safety tips and how to engage in safe communication.
We create digital spaces that are safe and healthy, and our resources offer ways to
start conversations with friends and where to turn if you need help. The digital world
can be difficult to navigate, especially when it comes to being safe online.
This video case example shows how easy it is for teens to be sexually coerced
We recommend talking openly with your kids as it increases their knowledge about
the topic and their willingness to tell you when issues arise. These conversation
starters and discussion guides can help guide uncomfortable but critical
THORN EDUCATION FOR PARENTS: DISCUSSION GUIDES FOR CRITICAL
CHILD RESCUE COALITION: TIPS TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE
With the internet and digital technologies expansion, the responsibility to protect our
kids has become even more challenging. Check out these tips to open up and learn
how to keep your kids safe online.
COMMON SENSE MEDIA REVIEWS: A GUIDE TO AGE-APPROPRIATE TV AND
MOVIES KEEPING KIDS SAFE ONLINE
INTERNET WATCH FOUNDATION: LEARN ABOUT THE RAMPANT SPREAD OF
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ONLINE
Trusted ratings are created with families in mind on movies, TV, podcasts, books,
Pixels from a Crime Scene takes a deep look into the clandestine world of online child
sexual abuse, shining a spotlight on what really goes on and why images and videos
showing sexual abuse of children are still spreading across the open web.
Information entered into this report will be available to law enforcement for possible
investigation. You can contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24
hours a day at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).
NCMEC CYBER TIPLINE REPORT
NCMEC HOPE LINE
Call 866-305-HOPE (4673) to talk to a Team HOPE member. Your call will go to a
recorded line where you can leave information about the type of crisis you face.
A Team HOPE member will call you back to offer support and help.
THORNE TEXT FOR HELP
REMOVE SEXTORTION CONTENT
Text THORN” to 741741. Confidentially speak with a trained counselor. They have
support staff that are trained to help people in crisis.
This service is one step you can take to remove sexually explicit photos and videos
taken before you were 18.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, contact 1-888-373-7888.
RAINN: NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSULT ONLINE HOTLINE
The Online Hotline works with enhanced security measures like other instant
messaging and online chat systems. You’ll enter a private chat with a trained RAINN
support specialist and chat live by typing messages back and forth. The service is
completely anonymous and confidential.
With easy access to the internet, children’s risks today are more significant than they did in
the past. Children can take in damaging or confusing content and quickly connect with
adults who don’t have their best interests at heart. According to a study shared by NetNan-
ny, 82% of children are exposed to inappropriate material online by age 11. Here are some
apps that will help you keep your kids safe online.
APPS TO HELP KEEP KIDS SAFE ONLINE
QUSTODIO allows parents and guardians to monitor and limit their children’s screen
time to identify where their kids are hanging out online and who they are texting
with (as well as what they are texting). It also allows parents to see where their chil-
dren are with their devices. You can set a schedule for when your kids can be online,
and it will even email you a 30-day summary of your child’s device usage. You can
find out who your child is phoning and how often, and there’s a panic button to send
alerts to you from your child’s phone if they run into trouble.
GOOGLE FAMILY LINK lets you monitor what your child is doing on their devices,
decide which apps they can download, and even recommend safe apps. You can also
remotely lock your child’s device and see their location. They can still contact you
when their device is locked so that you can be reached in an emergency.
SCREEN TIME FOR APPLE products helps you limit screen time, monitor app
usage, restrict downloads of age-inappropriate apps, and you can set limits on phone
usage by app and function (phone, FaceTime, texting, maps). You can find devices
and even set content rating restrictions to control the content your children can
access for movies, podcasts, books, and music. Apps are also organized by category
so that you can restrict a grouping of apps instead of just individual apps.
NETNANNY, a trusted name since 1996, uses Artificial Intelligence to block content
from your child’s impressionable eyes preemptively. You can monitor your family’s
usage, limit screen time, and filter content in real-time. You can see search terms your
kids use for porn, suicide, weapons, drug-related content, and instant reporting of
other searches. NetNanny lets you block pornography, specific apps, and websites.
BARK lets you monitor for potential riskd for your child’s email, social media, and text
messages. You’ll even get parental alerts with child psychologist recommendations to
address the issues reported. Bark shares its track record, including 5.2 million children
protected, 16 school shootings prevented, and 34 thousand severe self-harm