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Staying Safe in a High-Tech World

Sunday, October 6, 2013 – Saturday, October 12, 2013

We are living in an increasingly “plugged in” world. Crimes are moving online and into social networks with us. More than 300,000 Internet crime complaints valued at over $500 million were received at the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in 2011, 2012 Internet Crime Report. Citizens can learn how to protect themselves and their families from the variety of crimes that can happen online, such as children sending personal images by phone or email, unscrupulous merchants trying to sell faulty goods, and scammers trying to steal your identity.


Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals – Stop. Think. Connect. : Well, besides happening right now, in October, both are an opportunity to learn how to protect yourself from cybercriminals. There are more than 1.5 million victims of cybercrime every day, according to one cybercrime estimate.That’s 18 victims every second! - Read more.

NCPC Resources

Safety Online 


    All Pink Radio Ad: This radio-ready public service announcement shows that ‘friends’ your children are making online aren’t always who they seem (available in 30-second and 60-second formats)
    Arcade Radio Ad: This radio-ready public service announcement vividly demonstrates how not everyone on the internet is who they appear to be. Learn helpful tips on how to teach your children about internet safety (available in 30-second and 60-second formats) 


    Internet Crime Print Tool: This educational series provides tips on how adults can better ensure children stay safe while online

Safety While Shopping Online


Safety on Social Networks



Safety with Technology on the Go


Reporting Crimes


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