NetSmartz: A Comprehensive Approach to Internet Safety and Awareness

The Seattle Police Department has been an active member of an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force since 1999. The goals of the task force are to investigate computer crimes against children and to educate the public about such crime trends as they relate to children. Issues of Internet safety and lack of awareness among teen users is a major focus of the task force today, and this article identifies some of the tools that can help police executives address Internet safety in their communities.