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MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation just launched a new tool for parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, and others concerned about internet safety.

The Protect Kids Online Podcast is a bi-weekly production featuring information about the trends and updates on the latest smart phone apps, websites, and online activity of children 17 years of age and younger.

In a news release, Attorney General Brad Schimel said the following:

“The internet is a tool that provides society great opportunities for education, progress, and efficiency, but it also provides child predators easy access to our children. The new Protect Kids Online Podcast will give parents and guardians the information they need to stay a step ahead of their children and the criminals preying on them.”

The Protect Kids Online Podcast was created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Podcast topics include:

  • Activities of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force
  • App of the week
  • Tips and methods for combating online child exploitation and sextortion
  • Internet safety laws
  • Cyberbullying
  • Healthy online habits
  • Protecting your child from strangers online
  • Safe sharing tips
  • Responses to listener questions

To listen to the latest Protect Kids Online Podcast, or download the podcast on iTunes or Google Play.

1 Comment

  • Kate

    Nowadays there are much easier ways to monitor children using internet and technologies. There are apps like teamviewer for computer monitoring or Appmia, which monitor all phone activities. Such apps are saviours for modern parents I think (and I know what I’m talking about, because I have a 13y.o. son)

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