Monday, September 19, 2016

WI Dept. of Justice Launches Internet Safety Podcast

Protecting Wisconsin's children against internet crimes is a priority of the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Wisconsin was one of the first in the nation to establish a state Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program to conduct proactive and reactive investigations to identify and assist victims of child predators and to educate the community on ways to keep children safe online.

Recently the DOJ launched the Protect Kids Online (PKO) Podcast designed as a resource for parents, grandparents, guardians, or caregivers of children. The podcasts provide information about the latest apps, websites, and online activities children 17 and youger might be engaging in. There are also tips and methods for combating online child exploitation and sextortion and information about internet safety laws, cyber-bullying, safe sharing tips and responses to listener questions.

Wisconsin Department of Justice Protect Kids Online Podcast
DOJ Protect Kids Online Podcast
Learn more about the work being done by the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program in a report available in the Wisconsin Digital Archives:

Internet Crimes Against Children : Priority Needs for our Top Priority : Kids.

Written by:
Abby Swanton, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning