Task Force Topics: Safety Online
Join us on Facebook Live, Monday August 9, 2021 at 10 AM Pacific Time, for a discussion with Internet Crimes Against Children Commander Anthony Maez about online safety. Keeping children safe on the internet is harder than you think, and safety issues on many online platforms are worse than you think. Recently an alarming report by the Thorn organization was released, suggesting youth are having potentially harmful and often sexual interactions with adults in shocking numbers online. This same report enlightens our community about the choices youth are making in trying to combat the issue, and very often they do not go to trusted adults for help. Instead, they choose online reporting and blocking, which often is not enough to stop child abusers online.