Online sexual exploitation of children, like all forms of child sexual abuse, are not the responsibility of children to prevent. NCMEC believes we can work together to prevent exploitation and help children and families heal. This session shares research-based strategies to educate children to make safer choices online and report suspicious behavior, as well as highlights the support services NCMEC can provide to families, and the growing Community Education Partnership Program model. This is part one of the three part series, Protect Our Youth Online: A Virtual Event to Start the Conversation. Part two of the series is titled Self-Generated Content and Sextortion Awareness and Prevention Panel Discussion, and part three, U.S. and International Technology Safety Expert Panel Discussion. Each part is now available for viewing.
Washington State ICAC Task Force, in partnership with Microsoft, will be hosting the 9th annual NW ICAC & Technology Conference, at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA on October 2nd – 6th. We are excited to announce our registration is open and invite you to come learn with other ICAC investigators, forensic examiners, prosecutors, industry professionals and others from around the nation and world. Come visit our updated and expanded conference with sessions Monday through Friday and the opportunity for labs and all days classes still mixed in. We hope you’ll find this new format more accessible and come for the whole week.
During these difficult times of social distancing and self-quarantine, there has been a dramatic increase in online activities by children, and a heightened concern by parents and educators for their safety. Kids and teens are unable to go to school, or participate in sports or other activities, and instead spend many hours in the online world. This webinar will provide ICAC members and other child protection professionals with tools and resources to help parents and educators create a safer environment for all children.
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m so glad that we didn’t have smart phones/internet/technology like this when I was younger!”? We already recognize the risks, and therefore understand the need for continuous safety discussions with youth. This webinar will cover preparation for basic internet safety presentations in your schools and communities, with heavy emphasis on resources for content, ideas for engagement, and more in-depth safety resources for both parents and youth.
Self-Generated Content (sexting) sharing has become ever increasingly normative behavior for youth. This behavior can lead to Sextortion scams where offenders obtain explicit content and then pressure the victim to send money or send additional explicit content. Financial sextortion has become a significant danger for our youth, especially boys, and is often perpetrated by organized crime groups in Nigeria or the Ivory Coast. These threats can cause shame, fear and confusion and have led some victims to suicidal behaviors. This presentation will identify tactics used to target victims and will focus on awareness and preventive messaging to help provide protective factors for youth.
This panel discussion provides insights and views from subject matter experts that focuses on issues from an investigative, victim, research and prevention perspective. This is part two of the three part series, Protect Our Youth Online: A Virtual Event to Start the Conversation. Part one of the series is titled NCMEC; Multi-Level Approach to Preventing Child Exploitation, and part three, U.S. and International Technology Safety Expert Panel Discussion. Each part is now available for viewing.
What can we learn from international child safety professionals to help create more protections in the United States? This panel discussion provides insights and views from subject matter experts from the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Perspectives on current and emerging trends and dangers, as well as effective prevention messaging and conversation starters for parents and others caring for youth are discussed. This is part three of the three part series, Protect Our Youth Online: A Virtual Event to Start the Conversation. Part one of the series is titled NCMEC; Multi-Level Approach to Preventing Child Exploitation, and part two, Self-Generated Content and Sextortion Awareness and Prevention Panel Discussion. Each part is now available for viewing.