Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $290,000)
This award is funded as one of a cohort of related projects directed at (1) developing and implementing community initiatives that promote child and youth safety; (2) providing resources and expertise to assist communities develop effective public awareness strategies about child and youth safety; and (3) raising public awareness about these issues at the local and national level. The two-fold purpose of this program is to support demonstration projects in multiple communities and to leverage the investment in those communities by developing public awareness campaigns that disseminate the safety messages of the local projects to the broadest possible audience. This project will further the mission of the Child Protection Division by implementing program elements and producing deliverables as agreed upon in the project plan to be approved by OJJDP.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (IKSC) will implement the Cell-Safe Kids program. IKSC will work with Harvard's Center on Media and Child Health and local school districts to provide training and professional development in cell phone and Internet safety and online/virtual education. Parent training and community outreach are incorporated into the project, as well as strategic planning for project distribution to other communities. CA/NCF