Child Exploitation Linkage Tracking System - Microsoft
CELTS is a software system developed by Microsoft Canada
that enables law enforcement to better tackle the growing
problem of online child exploitation. CETS is housed at the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police's National Child Exploitation
Coordination Centre (NCECC) in Ottawa, Canada and is
available to Canadian police forces across the country. CETS
allows police services to share crucial information that
previously could not be shared, making critical links
between pieces of information that have been overlooked or
lost in the sheer volume of Internet traffic and it has
overcome the technical boundaries that prevented effective
coordination among police services in the past.
Child Internet Safety
Search Engine: Internet safety for families, including
information, news and opinions about child internet safety,
online predators and Internet pornography addiction.
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the media and
entertainment lives of kids and families and providing
internet safety tips. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit
organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools,
as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a
choice and a voice about the media they consume.
Wireless Association® and representatives from the U.S.
wireless industry created the Wireless Child Safety Task
Force to identify, review and support actions to address
child safety issues on wireless networks and services,
including solutions that can be lawfully executed while
safeguarding consumer privacy. To further this goal, CTIA
and its member wireless companies are working with the
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to
keep child pornography off of wireless networks by
prohibiting websites believed to contain child pornography
from being hosted on the wireless companies' servers. The
Wireless Child Safety Task Force will also develop an
educational initiative that will expand the on-going work of
The Wireless Foundation (www.wirelessfoundation.org) to
inform the public – especially parents and children – about
best practices for safe wireless Internet behavior.
Additionally, CTIA and the participating wireless carriers
have voluntarily adopted the Guidelines for Carrier Content
Classification and Internet Access to provide consumers with
the information and tools they need to make informed choices
when accessing content using a wireless handset. The
Guidelines require participating wireless carriers to
develop voluntary content classification and rating
standards for carrier content, provide Internet and carrier
content access controls and educate consumers about the
wireless industry's commitment to provide customers with the
information and tools they need to manage wireless content.
Discovery Communications is the
world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more
than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170
countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world
and satisfy their curiosity through its 100-plus worldwide
networks, premiere educational services, and online
platforms. Recognizing the importance of ensuring that
children exploring both their physical and online worlds do
Investigation Discovery (a Discovery Network) has
developed an on-air and online partnership with the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children that showcases
missing children and provides parents with resources and
information about online safety for their children.
Similarly, Discovery's education business,
Discovery Education, helps schools educate children
about online safety through its streaming service, used by
over half of U.S. Schools, that contains a variety of
educational media focusing on online safety and security
Doug Funny with Internet Safety Tips
Internet safety tips with games & activities, clips &
videos, parent guides, blogs and activities for getting
involved, set up by the Walt Disney Company.
Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) – Video Game
ESRB ratings appear on virtually
every computer and video game available for sale at retail
in the U.S. and Canada, many of which are playable online.
The two-part ESRB rating system includes rating symbols to
suggest age-appropriateness and content descriptors to
indicate elements in a game that either triggered the rating
assigned or just might be of interest or concern to the
average game consumer.
The ESRB is the non-profit, self-regulatory body for the
computer and video game industry in the United States. ESRB
assigns ratings, enforces industry-adopted advertising and
marketing guidelines and ensures responsible online privacy
practices for the entertainment software industry.
eWorldWide Group – International Industry & Academia
eWWG and the ITU-D have signed a Memorandum of Understanding
under the Child Online Protection initiative to identify the
real problem and join hands with field experts to create the
awareness building programs that will help to minimize the
negative impact of cyber world on children. In order to
identify the key vulnerable areas for children in the cyber
space and then create mechanism through multi-stakeholder
partnerships, the ITU-D and eWWG are working together to
create awareness on a large scale.
Facebook takes the safety of its users very seriously, and has implemented many safety and privacy controls on Facebook as part of our goal to enable people to
share their information with only the people they want to see it. We are constantly improving our systems for identifying and removing inappropriate content and people from the site.
Children under 13. Children under 13 years old are not permitted access to Facebook. In addition, parents of children 13 years and older should consider whether
their child should be supervised while using Facebook.
Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography
Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography (FCACP), which
was formed in 2006, is a groundbreaking marriage of private
industry and the public sector in the battle against
commercial child pornography. It is made up of leading
banks, credit card companies, third party payments companies
and Internet services companies. The goal of the FCACP is to
disrupt the economics of commercial child pornography by
following the flow of funds and shutting down the payments
accounts that are being used by these illegal enterprises.
The initiative is managed by the International Centre for
Missing & Exploited Children and its sister agency, the
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
GSMA – Industry Alliance
The Alliance has been founded in 1987 is a global trade
association which includes operators such as Hutchison 3G
Europe, mobilkom austria, Orange FT Group, Telecom Italia,
Telefonica/02, Telenor Group, TeliaSonera, T-Mobile Group,
Vodafone Group and dotMobi to create significant barriers to
the misuse of mobile networks and services for hosting,
accessing, or profiting from child sexual abuse content.
These companies have mobile operations across the world,
ensuring that the Alliance will have a global impact. The
Alliance aims to stem, and ultimately reverse, the growth of
online child sexual abuse content, maintaining a safer
mobile environment for all of our customers.
ICE Technology: Intelligent Content Evaluation
Parental Filter is the total solution for parental control
that ensures safe and appropriate use of the Internet in
Interactive Software Federation of Europe
The interactive software industry, which includes PC and
video games, reference and educational works on CD-ROM, is
the European content industry's fastest growing sector with
a turnover of Euro 6.1 billion in 2005, to be compared to a
Euro 22.5 billion world market. It is estimated that, in
2006, the European market will reach Euro 7.25 billion. As a
matter of comparison, Interactive Software weighs already as
much as the EU's film video market, and significantly more
than its box office market.
Internet Service Providers Association
The Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) is a
non-profit South African Internet industry organisation. It
was formed in June 1996 and currently represents over 140
Internet service providers with a diverse range of services
and target markets. Members include non-profit providers and
educational networks, as well as commercial service
Kidscom Internet Safety Game
KidsCom has kids games, chat rooms for kids, a virtual
world, virtual pets and other child activities. Children
games focus on fun, learning and Internet safety. Circle 1
Network is an edutainment company. As the publisher of
KidsCom.com, KidsComjr.com, and ParentsTalk.com, Circle 1
Network is committed to developing engaging online
communities where kids and families have fun while they
learn in a safe environment since 1991.
In 1989, the Miss America Organization founded the platform
concept, which requires each contestant to choose an issue
about which she cares deeply and that is of relevance to our
country. Once chosen, Miss America and the state
titleholders use their stature to address community service
organizations, business and civic leaders, the media and
others about their platform issues. Since 1989, Miss America
titleholders have appeared at thousands of public speaking
engagements and charitable events to generate awareness for
a variety of causes, including homelessness, HIV/AIDS
prevention, domestic violence, diabetes awareness, character
education, literacy, etc.
This site is dedicated to helping children learn how they
can keep themselves and their family safe online, and on a
lifestyle portal like MySpace. Throughout this site, users
can find useful safety information, tips and resources to
navigate online communities.
New Net Device
By employing special USB flash drive technology which is
linked to a communications portal, children of all ages may
freely (and easily) engage in online activities including
social networking, instant messaging, chat, VoIP, online
games, forums, blogs, e-mail, etc., while remaining
protected from coming into contact with strangers.
Network operators as the mobile communication and service
providers for consumers have been thus far recognized as
industry actors, who are positioned for having a spearhead
role in interpreting the customer needs for providing
feasible solutions on parental control regarding the use of
mobile devices by minors. They on their part have turned to
other players in the society and in their value chain for
cooperation to create such solutions. The focus has been on
local initiatives in different markets for coming up with
practical responses. In many cases the lessons learned in
the Internet sphere have pointed to the direction to go
forward, when modifying solutions by taking mobility into
PBS – Sesame Street
The PBS Parents Guide to Children & Media is a resource for
answering parents' questions about kids, media and the
creative possibilities that exist between them.
It Cyber Safe - Business Software Alliance
The goal of this Web site is to empower children, parents
and teachers to prevent cyber crime through knowledge of the
law, their rights and how to avoid misuse of the Internet.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is the foremost
organization dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital
world. BSA educates consumers on software management and
copyright protection, cyber security, trade, e-commerce and
other Internet-related issues.
Point Smart Click Safe
Part of Cable Puts You in Control, Point Smart Click Safe is
an initiative of the cable industry to educate parents about
online safety and appropriate use of the Internet by their
Power to Learn
Power to Learn, Cablevision's nationally recognized
education initiative, empowers K-12 learning in the
tri-state area by making technology in the classroom useful
and by facilitating the home-school connection, founded in
Verizon has joined forces with the
National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to further the fight
against child pornography and help protect children from
Under an agreement announced Friday
(28 March 2008), NCMEC will periodically provide Verizon with
information about Web sites containing child pornography.
Verizon will determine whether any of these sites are hosted
on a Verizon owned and operated server used to offer storage
or Web hosting services. If so, Verizon will remove or
disable access to the content and report the action to NCMEC,
as federal law requires.
Michael McKeehan, Verizon executive director of Internet
and technology policy, said, "Verizon's agreement with NCMEC
will provide an important tool to identify and, if found,
remove images of child exploitation from our servers. The
agreement gives Verizon another route to help identify and
eradicate child pornography."
McKeehan has responsibility for child and teen online
safety at Verizon, and serves as chairman of the Family
Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international industry
group dedicated to empowering parents and kids, as well as
providing labeling and filtering tools to end-users.
Today Verizon responds to reports from its own customers
about child pornography they spot online, investigates and
takes appropriate action. The new process will enable
Verizon to also respond to similar reports from the
thousands of other Internet users who report child
pornography images via NCMEC's CyberTipline at
Vodafone – Safety Net
Safety Net is the name for Vodafone's access control system
- this filters out inappropriate internet content for users
where Vodafone has been informed they are under 18 - usually
where they have registered an under 18 date of birth on
Vodafone. The filter is maintained by one of the top
classification companies in the world which assesses
millions of websites internationally.
Yahoo! Safely is a fun guide for children to internet safety
with games & activities, clips & videos, parent guides,
blogs and activities for getting involved.