The worst place to put a computer that a child will use to surf the Internet is in their room or other private place. Always place Internet connected computers in a common room so that you can monitor your child's Internet conduct. They will be less inclined to seek inappropriate content if they know you are watching over their shoulder.
To report suspected child pornography or sexual predators contact
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
To report Internet fraud contact the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at wwwic3.gov
File a complaint with the
Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The FTC maintains a database of identity
theft cases used by law enforcement agencies for
The FTC is the lead government agency for
information about identity theft.
Call the FTC identity theft hotline at
the fraud departments of any one of the three major
The credit bureaus
will place a fraud alert
on your credit file,
requesting creditors to
contact you before
opening any new accounts
or making any changes to
your existing accounts.
Once the credit
bureau confirms your
fraud alert, the other
two credit bureaus will
notified to place fraud
All three credit
reports will be sent to
you free of charge.
Contact Information for the three credit reporting agencies
P.O. Box 740250, Atlanta, GA 30374
P.O. Box 9532, Allen, Texas 75013
Fraud Victim Assistance Division
P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton 92834-6790
Internet Crime Prevention TIps
A 10-minute educational video that provides an overview of identity theft and outlines the steps consumers can take
TIP: When purchasing online or submitting personal information, be sure the browser is secured. A lock  will appear at the bottom of the browser when it is safe to send.
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