MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation launched a new tool this week for parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, and others concerned about internet safety. The Protect Kids Online Podcast is a biweekly production featuring information about the trends and updates on the latest smartphone apps, websites, and online activity of children 17 years of age and younger.
“The internet is a tool that provides society great opportunities for education, progress, and efficiency, but it also provides child predators easy access to our children,” said Attorney General Schimel. “The new Protect Kids Online Podcast will give parents and guardians the information they need to stay a step ahead of their children and the criminals preying on them.”
The Protect Kids Online Podcast was created by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Podcast topics include: activities of the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force, app of the week, tips and methods for combating online child exploitation and sextortion, internet safety laws, cyberbullying, healthy online habits, protecting your child from strangers online, safe sharing tips, and responses to listener questions.