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Safety Net: A Collaborative Approach to Prevention of Internet Sexual Abuse (Workshop 158)
The Internet holds tremendous potential for our nation's youth. But the Internet holds perils for youth as well. Large numbers of young people are encountering sexual solicitation they did not want and sexual material they did not seek. In a few extreme cases, youth are lured to meet with someone with whom they corresponded online, only to become victims of sexual abuse or other violence. This workshop provides participants with a model of a comprehensive, collaborative, primary prevention program that addresses the issue at several different levels: Safety Net. Safety Net utilizes educational workshops for parents, prevention material for teens developed by a Youth Advisory Group, and a link with the St. Louis Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to strengthen the message and provide law enforcement resources if necessary.
Jeffrey N. Wherry, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Children's Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
University of Missouri - St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Sgt. Joe Laramie
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
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