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Project Safe Childhood


Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is a Department of Justice initiative launched in 2006 that aims to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children. The threat of sexual predators soliciting children for physical sexual contact is well-known and serious; the danger of perpetrators who produce, distribute, and possess child pornography is equally dramatic and disturbing. The Department of Justice is committed to the safety and well-being of every child and has placed a high priority on combating sexual exploitation of minors. Through a network of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and advocacy organizations, PSC coordinates efforts to protect our children by investigating and prosecuting online sexual predators. PSC is implemented through a partnership of U.S. Attorneys; Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces; federal partners, including the FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service; advocacy organizations such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; and state and local law enforcement officials in each U.S. Attorney’s district.

Learn more about Project Safe Childhood by visiting the Department of Justice's website at

The U.S. Attorney's Office aims to protect children online and to empower parents to have a strong understanding of digital platforms.

  • Netsmartz Kids provides interactive, educational, and age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer online.
  • Project iGuardian helps kids, teens and parents to be smart about online safety and stay safe from online sexual predators.
  • Stop.Think.Connect Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.
  • Stop.Think.Connect. Social Media Guide provides tips for parents and students on how to protect themselves on social media and includes many resources available to them. The Guide explains the cyber risks kids face when using social media and provides tips for talking to your kids about these risks.
Updated February 10, 2017

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