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The new face of cybercrime

Keeping children safe online: Tips for parents

An RIT study reveals that a high percentage of cybercrimes against children are committed by other children. The perpetrator is also significantly more likely to be a fellow student than an adult.

There are some basic steps parents can take to help protect their children against Internet dangers. The Cyber Safety and Ethics Initiative offers the following tips for parents to help keep their children safe online:

The Cyber Safety and Ethics Initiative is a partnership between Rochester Institute of Technology, more than 20 Rochester area school districts, Time Warner Cable, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Information Systems Security Association and InfraGard Member Alliance of Rochester, a program of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

For more Internet safety tips for children, parents, educators and businesses, visit The Cyber Safety and Ethics Initiative Web site at

John Follaco