Online

Online refers to things that are done or accessed through the internet. Online activities can include a wide range of activities, such as shopping, banking, social networking, or gaming. The internet allows people to connect with others and access information and resources from anywhere in the world. Online services and platforms are often convenient and efficient, but can also be subject to security risks and other challenges. The use of the internet and online technology has greatly expanded in recent years, and is a significant part of many people’s daily lives.

Personal Safety In the Digital Age: 30 Essential Online Safety Tips
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Personal Safety In the Digital Age: 30 Essential Online Safety Tips

Importance of online safety in today’s digital age. In today’s digital age, online safety is of paramount importance due to the pervasive integration of technology into various aspects of our lives. The internet offers incredible opportunities for communication, learning, and productivity, but it also presents numerous risks and threats. Here are key reasons why online…

Amanda’s Story – Internet Safety Video
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Amanda’s Story – Internet Safety Video

Testimony from a victim of assault from an online predator… This is Amanda, and this is her story. Learn more about Safe Surfin’ Foundation here. The Safe Surfin’ Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit Cyber Safety and Responsibility educational initiative, created by law enforcement professionals in 1998, and dedicated not only to protecting youth from those…

Tarrant County 5 Stones November 2023 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones November 2023 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our November 2023 TC 5 Stones meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this November consisted of some law enforcement updates, a year-end review, and an awards presentation celebrating some of our amazing community influencers. Link to the recorded meeting: The chat log is how our online audience is able to introduce…

The Stranger: An interactive story about online grooming…
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The Stranger: An interactive story about online grooming…

The Stranger is an interactive game meant to educate people about online grooming and safety. It was created by Tasia Collins. Tasia Collins is a graduate alum from Purdue University. While in the program, she developed an educational video game for children to demonstrate the importance of internet safety. According to the National Center for…

Fake overseas job recruitment scams lead to human trafficking traps for East Africa youth
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Fake overseas job recruitment scams lead to human trafficking traps for East Africa youth

On 23 May, Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) issued an arrest warrant for Wycliffe Onguti Magara. Magara had been identified as the head of a local human trafficking network that recruits East Africans online with the promise of job opportunities in Southeast Asia. But once they arrive, victims are forced to work for cybercrime…

“It’s not just women”: Amber Crotty shares truths of missing people
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“It’s not just women”: Amber Crotty shares truths of missing people

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) is the phrase that is frequently used when people talk about the epidemic of missing Indigenous peoples, but Navajo Nation Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty said that on the Navajo Nation the statistics actually point to a larger number of missing and murdered men than women….

Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit helps detect traffickers and rescue victims
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Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit helps detect traffickers and rescue victims

Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit Aaron Mesmer reports. TAMPA, Fla. – Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit kicked off Tuesday, as experts discussed ways to end human trafficking and help survivors. The conference, which is online and free to the public, brings together survivors, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates and community leaders who are committed to combating human…

For Virginia survivors, the scars of human trafficking may include a criminal record they can’t erase
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For Virginia survivors, the scars of human trafficking may include a criminal record they can’t erase

After that, rape became a regular part of her life. But landlords and employers don’t see the years Holmes spent as a human trafficking victim. They just see the litany of charges — including identity theft and drug possession — that came about as a …