There's new campaign to combat online child exploitation by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  The new campaign is being promoted by the Massachusetts State Police Cyber Crimes Unit and the Massachusetts Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

On the Mass State Police Facebook page the MSP explains “the Safety Pledge campaign provides free resources to help parents, teachers, guardians, and caregivers learn more about the risk that children face online, to help the children in their lives to respond to those risks safely.”

They continue…” the Safety Pledge website contains practical tool kits about internet safety and also contains a pledge that visitors can sign electronically to symbolize their commitment to protect children online.”

The pledge reads as follows…I pledge to help safeguard children in my life online by:

  • Being a good digital role model.
  • Checking in regularly about their online
  • Being open and available to questions about online life.
  • Actively checking age-appropriate safety settings on devices.
  • Learning more about online exploitation and how to prevent it.

To take the online pledge click here.

The State Police post credits the Mass Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as conducting more than 450 investigations into online child exploitation.  Task Force Troopers and Officers have made 58 arrests this year for the crimes of child enticement, obscenity directed at a minor; and possession, distribution, and manufacturing of child sexual abuse material.

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