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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.

OJJDP continues to bring focus to the crime of sextortion. Sextortion is an online crime that exploits youth through coercion or blackmail to acquire sexual content, engage in sex, or obtain money. 

OJJDP's updated 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. New resources include:

  • ICAC's law enforcement guide and victim resource sheet for law enforcement and education professionals, child advocacy practitioners, and parents to assist youth victims of sextortion. 
  • NCMEC's free Take It Down online tool to help victims remove online sexually explicit photos and videos taken of them while under 18 years old. It includes a public service announcement, produced by NCMEC, for television and online platforms that youth visit. Users may remain anonymous. 

Learn More


  • NCMEC's website offers additional resources about digital safety for youth, parents, communities, and educators. 
  • Visit NCMEC's sextortion prevention webpage.
  • Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.  
Date Published: June 2, 2023