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June is Internet Safety Month!

June is Internet Safety Month. OJJDP joins our partners in raising awareness about Internet safety and providing resources to keep kids safe online. 

Sextortion is the focus of this year’s observance. Sextortion is an online crime that exploits youth through coercion or blackmail to acquire sexual content, engage in sex, or obtain money.

OJJDP’s new Internet Safety Month webpage highlights resources from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and OJJDP’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program. The webpage offers tip sheets, tool kits, and videos on digital safety for youth, parents, communities, and educators.

On June 28, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET, OJJDP is hosting “Protect Our Youth Online: A Virtual Event to Start the Conversation.” This virtual event—composed of three webinars—features presentations from technology safety experts on tips and resources to help inform and protect youth. Register today! 

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Date Published: June 3, 2022