New York State Police

Crime Prevention:

The Internet has opened up a world of information and opportunity for anyone with a computer and a connection! Your safety and the safety of your children can be protected by establishing safety guidelines. You should not let your children on the information superhighway without them.

Talk to your children

Tell your children

Control access

How to protect your children when they are using someone else's computer system

Make sure that access to the Internet at your children's school is monitored by adults.

If a child becomes uneasy or defensive when you walk into the room or when you linger, this could be a sign that he or she is up to something unusual or even forbidden.

Cyber-cons and scams

Internet fraud often consists of scams that con-artists have been using for years - only now they have a new medium and new victims to exploit.

To protect yourself:

Top scams on the Internet