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Reporting Internet Predators

Reporting Internet Predators

Report any immediate threats (suicide threats, abuse, dangerous situations, etc.) to your local police as soon as possible. If you are a minor child, tell your parents.

There are many ways to report obvious illegal activities, depending what country you reside in. The difficulty is reporting threats, harassment, and stalking by hate groups or disturbed individuals. Laws very from state to state and from country to country. Here are some resources that may help you.

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Here is a direct link to a Wired Safety form for reporting cyberstalking and harassment. You will need a copy of a police report before they will help you.

https://www.wiredsafety.org/forms/stalking.html

“You must contact law enforcement in your area prior to our accepting any case for any cybercrime that involves any offline risk. This includes death threats, child abductions, and Internet predators…”

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Other Resources:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A U.S. government law enforcement agency, part of the Department of Justice.
http://www.fbi.gov/

GetNetWise is a public service brought by a wide range of Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations in order to inform people about the use of Internet.
http://kids.getnetwise.org/

Virtual Global Taskforce
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) is made up of police forces from around the world working together to fight online child abuse.
http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com/

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK police and is dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse wherever they may be.
http://www.ceop.gov.uk/

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
A private, nonprofit organization that provides services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children.
http://www.missingkids.com/

Obscenity Crimes.org – a source for educating the public and for reporting possible violations of Internet obscenity laws.
http://obscenitycrimes.org

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April 11, 2009 at 1:28 am


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