At the age of 15, Katie found herself being groomed by an internet predator who convinced her that they were in love. Fortunately, she realized before she became his next victim that she was being lured by a child predator.
Unfortunately, similar threats of inappropriate and illegal Internet activity involving children are a reality in today’s digital world. If left ignorant of the threat and what to do about it, all of our children are vulnerable.
In 2006, a group of concerned citizens from fields as diverse as law enforcement, education, and business, many of whom are parents themselves, came together to form the Internet Safety Foundation. Formed initially in response to a call from the U.S. Department of Justice for community support of its Project Safe Childhood initiative - a partnership of federal, state, and local law enforcement to investigate and prosecute Internet crimes against children, the ISF quickly became a force unto its own.
The mission of the ISF is to raise public awareness about the issue of online safety for children and to serve as a clearinghouse for resources, software, and information that can be used by law enforcement, educators, counselors, parents, and children in Colorado and around the country to increase the safe use of the Internet by children.
In addition to providing information via the Internet, the ISF assists with Internet safety training through live presentations, speaker connections, podcasts, software, and written materials.
The ISF incorporated as a Colorado nonprofit corporation in September 2006 and organized as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in August 2007. A Board of Directors governs the operation of the ISF.
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