The Iowa ICAC Task Force utilizes many resources in its endeavor to create a safer Internet for Iowa families. Please use the sources listed below when talking to your children, friends, or classes.
National Center For Missing and
A resource 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: Internet Safety Information
The National Crime Prevention Council's mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies.
National Cyber Tipline
Use the national Cyber Tipline to report crimes of child sexual exploitation including child pornography, online enticement of children for sex acts, molestation of children outside the family, sex tourism of children, child victims of prostitution, and unsolicited obscene material sent to a child. Reports may be made 24-hours per day, 7 days per week using the link above or by calling 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agencies in Iowa or elsewhere in the United States.
This is an interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet. Parents, guardians, educators, and law enforcement also have access to additional resources for learning and teaching about the dangers children may face online.
This company provides free information, posters, and great ideas for classroom curriculum concerning Internet safety. This site is an ideal resource for K-12 administrators, teachers, librarians, and parents.
The Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge
The Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge highlights various aspects of cyber security through games, videos, and other interactive features. Activities are available for students in grades 3-8. A teacher's guide to the training is also available.
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC has created this website for consumers and businesses as a source of information about computer security and safeguarding personal information.
Computer Security Resource Collection
This website is a source of information in regards to procedures that businesses and individuals can do to recognize cyber security risks and prevent them from occurring. The site lists several resources from topics related to business as well as individuals and families.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition is a broad partnership of governors and/or first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement, and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. iKeepSafe uses these unique partnerships to disseminate safety resources to families worldwide.
Founded in 1998 and endorsed by the U.S. Congress, i-SAFE is a non-profit foundation dedicated to protecting the online experiences of youth everywhere. i-SAFE incorporates classroom curriculum with dynamic community outreach to empower students, teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults to make the Internet a safer place.
Web Wise Kids
Web Wise Kids is a unique organization that offers fun, challenging and interactive simulations based on real-life criminal cases. Each program has been designed specifically for use with young people in classrooms and computer labs and is guaranteed to be easy to use and flexible with your classroom schedule (special versions of our programs are also available for home use).
This website offers many resources to protect your computer and your family against Internet intruders. The child safety section offers specific safety tips for age groups ranging from 2 to 17 years old.
A resource for online families from AOL. Parents can find tips, tools and advice on how to keep kids and teens safe online.
Compliance and Safety-A Comprehensive Internet Safety Resource
A comprehensive resource for Internet safety tips, this website covers a wide range of topics to include preserving your system, identity theft, social networking, cyberstalking, and protecting your child from online predators.