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Getting smartz about Internet safety

Every day, millions of kids across the country go online. In fact, 95 percent1 of teens ages 12-17 are Internet users.

The Internet is an important part of how children learn and communicate, but it also has potential dangers that they may not understand.

That's why the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children continues to pioneer important Internet safety programs such as the NetSmartz Workshop which features videos, games and other interactive content to engage kids and teach them how to protect themselves while online.

We are also encouraging parents, guardians and educators to stay informed about the Internet use of the children in their lives. To give them access to the information they need, we created NetSmartz 411—the premier, online resource for answering questions about Internet safety, computers and the Web.

You can help us accelerate our Internet safety efforts by making a generous contribution today

We are the leading nonprofit working with families, private companies, communities, and law enforcement on the issues of missing and exploited children and we rely on support from friends like you who share our passion for protecting children.

And you can do even more to help us get the word out about Internet safety by participating in Take 25. This national campaign asks adults to sit down with the children in their lives and take 25 minutes to talk about safety. To help you start the conversation with a child you love today, visit our Take 25 website where you can find tips that will help make kids safer both on and offline.

1 http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/teens-fact-sheet/

 


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