Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the official national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children. NCMEC offers various services for missing and sexually exploited children, as well as their families. The National Center also operates the National Hotline and the CyberTipline. All of our services and resources are free of charge; our main purpose is to encourage child safety in communities across the country. (For more information, please feel free to visit: www.missingkids.org
NCMEC has also created free high quality prevention programs, NetSmartz
, to encourage family and community engagement to help keep kids safe. We work with schools, school districts and states across the country, including in Oregon, to help incorporate internet and personal safety prevention education into the school curriculum.
The National Center would love to support your efforts to implement Internet and Technology Safety training in schools throughout the State. I have attached a couple of examples of state and district websites who have taken this approach, and I think it can be very beneficial. I recommend taking it one step further, and creating a website for educators, and a separate website for parents. To make it easier for the site visitor, on the website, you could include a short sentence on each topic, with a link to the resources and information available. For example (just a few quick thoughts):