Online Safety

Internet safety or online safety or cyber safety and E-Safety is trying to be safe on the internet and is the act of maximizing a user’s awareness of personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime.
Three AAPI Colleagues Shaping Our History
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Three AAPI Colleagues Shaping Our History

This month, we want to celebrate just a few of the many AAPI colleagues and partners who are shaping our history as an organization and fighting to address disparities in their work ending child trafficking and helping support children in their vulnerabilities.

For International Game Developers Association members, a new training benefit appears!
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For International Game Developers Association members, a new training benefit appears!

In their newsletter’s lead, the IGDA offered our online course, Human Trafficking Essentials, to all their members.

Education Partnerships With Non-profits
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Education Partnerships With Non-profits

Looking to raise awareness of human trafficking? PBJ Learning believes the answer to human trafficking begins with PREVENTucation.

NCMEC Parent CONNECT Child Safety Discussion series: Gaming & Live Streaming
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NCMEC Parent CONNECT Child Safety Discussion series: Gaming & Live Streaming

Find out who is gaming, what are the risks to children and teens, safety strategies and reporting options.

NCMEC Parent CONNECT Child Safety Discussion series: Responsible Use of Social Media
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NCMEC Parent CONNECT Child Safety Discussion series: Responsible Use of Social Media

This is a great place for parents to begin their understanding of social media and how they can start conversations with their children.

What this Week’s Snapchat Updates Mean for Human Trafficking Prevention
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What this Week’s Snapchat Updates Mean for Human Trafficking Prevention

On January 19th, Snapchat announced new security measures to their platform in order to make it harder for adults to connect with adolescents they don’t know. This change was prompted by a desire to protect children from people trying to sell them drugs, but it could also help protect children from other predators, such as traffickers. 

My Password Safety Technique – What’s Yours?
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My Password Safety Technique – What’s Yours?

Is the beginning of the year a good time to change your passwords? Seems as good as any!

This advice is for everyone. Parents, you definitely want your children to know this, too, for obvious reasons.

Let me try to convince you that you want to have different passwords on different services: If you use the same one on everything, all someone needs to do is get your email and password and they can get into everything. It would be like having your front door key open your bank vault, car, and every other lock you own. That’s not good. 

Thorn research: Trends confirm need for parents to talk about online safety with kids earlier, more often
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Thorn research: Trends confirm need for parents to talk about online safety with kids earlier, more often

Thorn research: Trends confirm need for parents to talk about online safety with kids earlier, more often
At Thorn, we believe digital spaces should and can be safe for every child. 

But we have arrived at a moment when the speed and scale of digital platform adoption has left many parents feeling disconnected with how their kids are navigating online spaces. That’s why we’re invested in continuing to deepen our understanding of the online risks and harms youth face today — and how those risks, along with our responses, are evolving. 

Talking with kids about online safety: Q&A with child and family therapist Amelia Aburn
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Talking with kids about online safety: Q&A with child and family therapist Amelia Aburn

Kids today face a very different set of challenges than most adults did growing up. Navigating growing up online, where normal sexual development and technology collide, isn’t something that needed to be included In conversations between parents and kids in previous generations. This digital knowledge gap is why we created Thorn for Parents, offering resources,…