The safety of our children online is everyone’s responsibility. Teaching our children secure and sensible online behaviors today is imperative for a healthy tomorrow – our families, our state, and our nation depend on it.
Many of our young people are using online technology in smart and inspiring ways. Yet too many are also using technology to tease, gossip, and talk to strangers. Attorney General Harris believes that we can work together to help all young people be good digital citizens.
To protect our children, the Attorney General targets criminals who exploit them online and advocates for digital literacy and citizenship in California schools. She invites everyone – parents, kids, teachers, brothers, sisters, mentors, innovators, researchers, and others – to join her in making the Internet a place of creativity and tolerance, not fear.
We have divided the Children Online section of this web site into “Parents” and “Educators” for your convenience. In reality, all the information moves us toward a solution: enjoy exploring all the resources.
Pursuant to Senate Bill 561 (Chapter 308, Statutes of 2012), the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department collect statistical data on arrests or prosecutions involving private information gathered from the Internet that was used in furtherance of a crime in which the victim was a minor. Additionally, the bill requires the Department of Justice to publish the information reported from these two agencies on the Attorney General’s Web Site.