Virtual 911 Tackles Online Child Threats
American, British, Canadian, and Australian police officials are partnering in an effort to curb crimes committed against children via the Internet.
The Virtual Global Taskforce seeks to establish a “police presence” on the Web to protect children in partnering countries, according to the initiative’s chairman, Jim Gamble. Investigators will share information concerning potential threats and can respond quickly to arrest suspects.
A law-enforcement agency in each member country shares the responsibility of monitoring Internet-based threats at different times of the day.
The member countries indicated that they are interested in exploring the possibility of holding talks with industry officials about employing technologies that increase the safety of children.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from the Washington Times (11/24/06) ; P. A4; Seper, Jerry.