Preventing Sexual Violence
An Educational Toolkit for Health Care Professionals

What Is Sexual Violence?
How Do I Prevent It?
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Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Resources from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National for Missing and Exploited Children (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. Not only does the NCMEC assist in finding missing children, but it also serves as a resource center for the public, parents, law enforcement, and others about the issues surrounding the online sexual exploitation of children.

Resources from the NCMEC on the topic of preventing online sexual exploitation of children include:

  • A CyberTipline, available to the public, to report Internet-related child sexual exploitation

  • Resources to help educate parents and children to prevent online sexual exploitation

  • Materials to educate families to be able to identify if their children are at risk of being exploited online

The NCMEC also provides a number of resources and publications on the sexual exploitation topics of child pornography, child prostitution, sex tourism of children, extra-familial child sexual molestation, and more information on online enticement of children for sexual acts. To access this important information, visit the NCMEC Web site.