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Private Sector Partners
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Member since: June 15, 2009
NetSmartz411 is a premier helpdesk and hotline for answering your questions about Internet safety, computers, and the Web. Parents, guardians, grandparents, teachers – any concerned adults - are welcome to use NetSmartz411 to better understand the opportunities and challenges children may face online. At NetSmartz411.org, you can find answers to your questions about the online world! View the library for information ranging from social networking, instant messaging, cell phones, chatrooms, e-mail, and gaming. You will learn the potential risks to children and how to protect them. New Internet safety issues are addressed as they emerge so you will be getting the most current information available to help you protect this highly connected generation of children and teens. Call 1-888-NETS411 (638-7411) to ask a new question. Your questions will be answered by professionals who know a lot about Internet safety – the real-life analysts at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
Q. What categories of educational resources can you make available?
Cyber security (computer and Internet security), Online fraud/ ID theft, Online safety for youth (children and teens), Cyber Citizenship
Q. Can you deploy local speakers to district Town Halls?
We are located in Alexandria, VA and could provide speakers to locations within the DC Metropolitan area.
Q. Do you have consumer-focused educational handouts for town hall meetings?
Yes, we have a tri-fold brochure for NetSmartz411 that we can bring/ship to meetings.
Q. Are you hosting localized parent/consumer-focused educational seminars using advanced telecommunications meeting services such as telephone-meetings and video conferencing? No.
Q. Do/Can you convene and host local parent/consumer-focused events?
We attend these events but do not have the resources to convene them.
Q. Are you a non-profit organization?
Yes. NCMEC was established in 1984 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to provide services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children.