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Project Safe Childhood Resources

If you know of a child in immediate risk or danger, notify law enforcement right away.

Online child exploitation can be reported to your local police department or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline: www.CyberTipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.

Project Safe Childhood (PSC)

A nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. 

For information about what’s going on nationwide:
www.justice.gov/usao-ma/project-safe-childhood

To connect with PSC staff in Massachusetts about education/outreach, please email us at: USAMA.PSCOutreach@usdoj.gov

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Nonprofit organization whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.

Learn more about NCMEC: www.missingkids.org

CyberTipline

Nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children.

Learn more about the CyberTipline at: www.cybertipline.org

Netsmartz Workshop

Explore free Netsmartz Workshop digital resources regarding online safety for kids and families: missingkids.org/netsmartz

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Federal law enforcement agency that operates as part of the DOJ, which investigates specific crimes, including child exploitation.

FBI online resources to prevent child exploitation:

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

Federal law enforcement agency that operates as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which investigates specific crimes, including child exploitation.

HSI online resources to prevent child exploitation:

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Federal consumer protection agency, whose publications include information about online security.

Check out free resources for parents, teachers and kids: 

Common Sense Media

Nonprofit organization that provides expert reviews, objective advice and helpful tools to help parents navigate the digital world with their kids.

Provides independent reviews, age ratings, and other information about all types of media and gaming: www.commonsensemedia.org

Thorn

Nonprofit organization that works to educate people about the growing problem of online child sexual abuse and exploitation.

Learn about how online predators are using technology to exploit children online:

Video Awareness and Education Resources for Parents and Children

Updated August 1, 2022