Cyber Crimes Unit
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.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is urging all parents and teachers to realize the risks our children face online, and take steps to help ensure their children’s safety.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined with the Texas Cable Association and the Internet Keep Safe Coalition to launch a new video that teaches children and parents about online safety. For the next three to four months, cable service providers will make Attorney General Abbott’s Internet safety video available to their subscribers through on-demand cable services across Texas. Click the image to watch the iKeep Safe Internet Safety video.
The video runs 16 minutes.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and top investigators from his Cyber Crimes Unit are spreading the message of online safety to children and parents through a series of Cyber Safety Town Hall meetings. The interactive presentation allow parents to hear straight talk about the risks of online child predators and the steps they can take to protect their children. Click the image to watch the Cyber Safety Town Hall Meeting.
The video runs 1 hour and 23 minutes.
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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.
(Approx. 16 minutes)
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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 curicculum, 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.
(Approx. 5 minutes)
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