Online Safety Tips for Your Family

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Tips for Talking to Children About Sex Offenders

Tips for Talking to Children About Sex Offenders

You may have received a notice of a registered sex offender that moved close to where you live. Maybe you are concerned because your child walks to the school bus past the home of a registered sex offender. Many parents print the map of offenders in their neighborhood before their children trick-or-treat or sell candy door-to-door for school fundraisers....

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School Closures Create an Increased Risk of Exploitation: Helpful Safety Tips from OffenderWatch

School Closures Create an Increased Risk of Exploitation: Helpful Safety Tips from OffenderWatch

Due to families spending more time at home and online, children are at an unprecedented risk of being exploited by sexual predators, and suspects may be more likely to coerce victims through sexploitation, according to the FBI. In a March 23 statement from the FBI, the investigative agency warned parents that “due to school closings as a result of COVID-19, children will potentially have an...

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Internet Safety Tips for Teens

Internet Safety Tips for Teens Here are some things you can do to stay safe online. Be smart about what you post on the Web and what you say to others. The Web is a lot more public and permanent than it seems. Provocative and sexy names and pictures can draw attention from people you don't want in your life. Sexy pictures can get you into trouble with the law. If you are underage, they may be...

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