The Internet offers an array of entertainment and educational resources for children but also presents some risks. Approximately one in seven youths (10 to 17 years) experience a sexual solicitation or approach while online.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is committed to helping all audiences - from kids to parents and guardians to law-enforcement officers and educators - learn the aspects of Internet safety.
You can't watch kids every minute, but you can use strategies to help them benefit from the Internet and avoid its risks. One of the most important yet simplest things you can do is talk to your kids about the rewards and risks of Internet use.
NetSmartz: Teach children how to be safer on- and offline with NetSmartz, NCMEC's award-winning, interactive, educational safety program.
NetSmartz411: Parents' and guardians' premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet Safety, computers, and the Web.
CyberTipline: Has your child ever been sent inappropriate material by someone he or she met online? Has your child ever inadvertently encountered inappropriate material? You can make a report of these types of incidents at the CyberTipline website or by calling 800-THE-LOST.