While online computer exploration opens up a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different ways of life, they can be exposed to various dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. Some individuals attempt to exploit children through online services and the Internet. Some individuals gradually seduce their targets through attention, affection, kindness, and gifts.
The Greenwich Police Department can provide information that will teach parents how to protect their children online and detect what their children may be doing online.
The Greenwich Police will always work diligently to protect vulnerable members of our community from child predators. We urge parents to remain vigilant and monitor their children's online activity and who they engage with through phone, text, email, and social media. An excellent resource a parent can use to help educate themself or their children about online threats is by visiting the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website.
NetSmartz is NCMEC's online safety education program. It provides age-appropriate videos and activities to help teach children to be safer online, become more aware of potential online risks, and empower them to help prevent victimization by making safer choices on and offline.
If you have further questions regarding how to protect your children online, contact our Special Victims Section at 203-622-8030.