THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
Ken Paxton

Cyber Safety

The proliferation of child predators using the Internet to target young victims has become a national crisis. A study shows one in seven children will be solicited for sex online in the next year.

The Texas Attorney General is urging all parents and teachers to realize the risks our children face online, and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.

Internet Safety Video for Parents

How do Internet predators target your children? What techniques do they use? What can you do to stop them? Click the image to watch this 15 minute video produced, in part, by the Texas Attorney General's office. The video, Internet Safety: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Child, offers advice about protecting your children. If you'd like to order a DVD copy of the video, free of charge, you can call 1-800-252-8011.

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(Approx. 16 minutes)

View video as Windows Media (right-click to download).

Internet Chase Video

So why are some teens so trusting of people they meet online? For many students there is a sense that what happens online can't hurt them. Unfortunately, we are finding that many teens are posting personal information in chat rooms and on social networking sites making them easy prey for child predators. In this video, provided from the i-Safe curriculum, you can see how what happens when one student finds out the hard way that you can't trust what people tell you online. Click the image to watch the video.

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(Approx. 5 minutes)

View video as Windows Media (right-click to download).