According to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, among those 13-18 years of age, 84% use social media, 62% use social media every day and only 16% never use social media. Ninety-five (95%) of teens in the US have access to a smartphone and 45% report being online “almost constantly,” spending an average of nine hours per day online.
In an effort to prevent and bring awareness to child abuse in our area, the Nampa Family Justice Center is partnering with the Idaho Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers on April 28, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to present a training on Awareness & Prevention for Internet Crimes Against Children. The course will take place at the Nampa Police Department in the Baker Room. Tamara Pittz, Investigator, (ICAC Unit) will be our guest speaker.
The entire community is invited to attend either in person or via zoom. In-person seating is limited so please register early. Register at https://cacidaho.org/events/event/2023/04/28/awareness-and-prevention-for-internet-crimes-against-children-presented-by-the-nampa-family-justice-center/430454.
Attendees will learn about Internet Crimes Against Children and the National Center for Missing and Endangered Children and how they can help. They will also learn how to identify the different types of ICAC cases, including cyberbullying and discuss other current trends, as well as discuss ways community members and parents can help prevent or minimize these cases.
To learn more about statistics from ICAC, visit https://www.icactaskforce.org