Resources for Parents

Missing Kids - National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The mission of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is to serve as the nation's resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.


NetSmartz WorkshopNetSmartz Workshop
 is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.


NetSmartz 411 NetSmartz411 is a parents' and guardians' premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers, and the web.

ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, senior citizens, educators, advocates - everyone engaged in and interested in the impact of the social web. It has all kinds of social-media safety tips for teens and parents, the latest youth-tech news, and many other resources.

McAfee's Family Internet Safety - is one of the oldest and most enduring sites for Internet safety

Keeping Kids Safe in Cyber Space



Cyberbullying Resources
 provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council's Cyberbullying page provides information about stopping cyberbullying before it starts.

Wired Safety
Wired Safety
 provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues.

Cyberbullying Research Center - The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.

Stop Cyberbullying What is cyberbullying, how it works, and how to understand and deal with cyberbullies.

How to Report Online Incidents Involving Children

Should any of the following situations arise in your household, via the Internet, text, etc., immediately contact your local or state law enforcement agency, the FBI, and/or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

  • Your child received child pornography.
  • Your child has been sexually solicited by someone who knows that your child is under 18 years of age.
  • Your child has received sexually explicit images from someone that knows your child is under the age of 18.

If one of these scenarios occurs, stop using the computer or device to preserve any evidence and call your local law enforcement agency immediately, and follow their instructions.

The following incidents should be reported immediately to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)'s CyberTipline:

  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)'s CyberTiplineChild Pornography
  • Child Prostitution
  • Child Sex Tourism
  • Child Sexual Molestation (not in the family)
  • Online Enticement of Children for Sexual Acts
  • Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
  • Misleading Domain Name
  • Misleading Words/Digital Images on the Internet

Please click on the picture above if you have information to help in the fight against child sexual exploitation. Your information will be forwarded to law enforcement for investigation and review and, when possible, to the appropriate Electronic Service Provider(s).

The Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.