google-site-verification: googlee16c7726ecc34510.html

Online Safety for Kids

ICAC

REPORTING:
• Safe2Tell
• 877.542.SAFE
• 877.542.7233

• Safe2Tell provides young people a way to report threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous.

• Kids only have to make a call to make a difference. By calling the number above, or submitting a tip through the website: https://safe2tell.org/, young people can help anyone who is in trouble or prevent a tragedy.


LogoLogoAurora Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC):
APD ICAC Hotline: 303.739.6164

Printable safety flyer for below information

Colorado ICAC Online Resources

 


Cyberbullying
QUESTIONS PARENTS SHOULD BE ASKING THEIR CHILDREN:

• What Social Media Apps are on your child’s phone?
• What does each app allow your kids to do online?
• How many friends does your child have on each Social Media Site?
• How many of those friends do they communicate with?
• How many of those friends do they actually know from school, sports, their neighborhood?
• Parent Reference provided by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: www.netsmartz.org


HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY:
• Never put personal information on your profile:
-Real name (use a nickname)
-Birth date
-Address
-Phone number
-School
-Email addresses
• Predators can use this information including pictures and selfies to learn more about you.


CYBERBULLYING:
• Using Online Social Media to:
-Threaten
-Intimidate
-Embarrass
-Harass
• Cyberbullying is a crime and leaves an electronic trial back to the suspect.
• Cyberbullying is the leading cause of teen suicide in the World.
• There are documented cases where the cyberbully was charged in the suicide death of their victim.
• YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!!
• Talk to someone, tell a friend, a parent or teacher if you are being bullied or know someone who is.


SEXTING:
Sexting
• Sexting is the trading or sending of nude pictures.
• Any nude picture of a person under 18 years of age is Child Pornography, which is a Felony crime.
• As soon as you take a nude picture of yourself, you have just committed 2 Felonies (Production and Possession of Child Pornography).
• Sending that image to someone would be a 3rd Felony (Distribution of Child Pornography).
• After you send the picture you have now involved your friend in a Felony because they are now in Possession of that image.
• Once a picture is sent out over the internet, it can never be recaptured and is out there FOREVER!
• People who are convicted of possession, distribution or production of these kind of images become “Registered Sex Offenders”, sometimes for the rest of their life.


WHAT TO DO IF YOU RECEIVE NUDE IMAGES:
• Tell them to stop sending you nude pictures.
• Tell you parents, a teacher, or School Resource Officer about the pictures.
• You’re not being a “Snitch” because your so called friend just made you a felon!
• DO NOT save the pictures to your phone, I cloud, or email! (Keep in mind that phones back up data and pictures when they are connected to Wi-Fi)
• DO NOT forward the pictures to anyone!


SEXTORTION:
• This is when someone forces, threatens or bullies you into giving them more nude pictures.
• Once you give someone your nude picture, they can own you.
• Once a predator has you pictures, they will threaten to expose you if you don’t send more pictures and/or videos.
• If you find yourself in this situation, tell someone IMMEDIATELY (Parent, Teacher, Police, etc.).
DO NOT SEND MORE PICTURES!!!! Predators will not stop demanding them, and the things they tell you to do will only get worse and more embarrassing.
City of Aurora | All Rights Reserved | Powered by CivicLive | © 2021 Intrado Corporation.