Law Enforcement Agencies in the state of Arizona, together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its local offices have united against Internet child predators with a coalition called Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children (AZICAC). To access valuable information related to speakers, videos and other resources or to find out if your community law enforcement agency is in partnership with AZICAC, visit their Website at http://azicac.org/
In addition to investigating on-line child pornography cases, the FBI office in or near your community provides Internet Safety Training for children and parents. The Tucson FBI’s Cyber Squad is headed by Agent Robin Andrews. They have prepared presentations targeted at middle-school-age children that they will bring to your school or parish. To locate your local FBI office, go to www.fbi.gov
An excellent publication on the FBI Website is the Parents Guide to Internet Safety which can also be downloaded as a PDF document: http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm.
Det. John Taylor is a member of the Pima County Attorney’s staff who is an expert in crimes against minors using the Internet. He has provided programs on this subject to youth and adults with great impact. Contact information is available through OCAAP.
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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (www.missingkids.com) sponsors two web sites that provide particular information on internet dangers and solutions. One is www.netsmartz.org. The other is www.GetNetWise.org.
This site is the home of “Safe Eyes,” a parental controls program that has been recommended by some safe environment coordinators in other arch/dioceses. The program can be used in homes or in offices to prevent inappropriate use of internet connections. The site also includes useful materials for parent education in this important area.
This site is a resource for educational materials that can be used with students, parents and staff to make all more aware of how to use the Internet safely. There is a wealth of information at this site that can be used freely.
Some of the files are only available in PDF format. In order to view and/or print PDF documents you must have a PDF viewer (e.g., Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® v5 or later) available on your workstation.