Protecting Kids On The Internet
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has announced new resources for parents that will allow children to learn from the Internet while protecting them from online threats. To give North Carolina parents the tools they need to protect their children online, Cooper partnered with law enforcement and child safety experts including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to develop a video and resource guide for parents.
The video and guide, entitled "Internet Safety: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Child," are available to parents along with other resources at www.ncdoj.com under Internet Safety. The video and guide will also be available through local PTAs and other organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the YMCA, 4-H clubs and Boys and Girls Clubs.
Legislators are considering legislation, which would make it a felony for a predator to solicit anyone online that he or she believes to be a child, even if that person turns out to be an undercover officer posing as a child.