Hawaii’s Attorney General has created a statewide Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force with the help of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Hawaii ICAC Task Force is part of a cooperative nationwide network of ICAC Task Forces that are dedicated to protecting children in the online environment. In order to accomplish this goal, our ICAC Task Force makes Internet education and safety programs and information available for Hawaii’s children, teachers and parents.
Cyberspace, like any real-world place, contains dangers that must be recognized and respected. We have collected the information to help you to recognize the danger spots and activities that exist in Cyberspace. By making yourself familiar with that information, you will be able to take the necessary steps to minimize those dangers.
The Hawaii ICAC website contains education and prevention resources to protect the children of Hawaii in Cyberspace. These resources include interactive games that teach children web safety, guidelines to inform parents how to keep their children safe, and lesson plans and classroom activity ideas for teachers. Click to visit the Hawaii ICAC Website.
Tips to ensure your child stays safe on the Internet:
- Become more computer literate, get to know the services your child uses.
- Keep the computer in the family room where you can monitor your child’s activities.
- Share an email account with your child so that you can oversee his or her email.
- Spend as much time as possible online together to show your children proper behavior and rules.
Tips are adapted from Tips For Parents To Protect Children by Enough Is Enough. All rights reserved.