Did You Know?

Did you know...

  • Missouri is 8th in the nation when it comes to the number of offenders listed in state registries
    (Source: FamilyWatchdog, LLC)
  • In the state of Missouri, more sexual predators were federally indicted on a per capita basis than in any other state in the country. Additionally, the number of cases prosecuted in the state of Missouri has more than tripled since 2000.
    (Source: US Department of Justice 3.22.07)
  • More than 90% of both parents and kids could not identify the appropriate authority (i.e., local police, FBI, CyberTipline or an Internet Service Provider) to report unwated online incidents.
    (Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 2006-Online Victimization of Youth, 5 years later)

Here’s what you can do to keep your friends and family safe online:

  • Learn About the Issues – Do your homework on the latest online trends and the potential risks.
  • Communication is Key – Talk to your children and know who they are talking to/spending time with BOTH online and offline
  • Protect Your Identity – Think TWICE before posting personal information on the internet including names, passwords, contact information as well as pictures which could give clues anout your life, where you live, etc. Remember: if it’s on the internet, it’s NOT PRIVATE!