June is the National Internet Safety Month

June is the National Internet Safety Month

From Tammy M. Sneed, Director, Office of Human Trafficking Services, Director, CT Human Antitrafficking Response Team (HART), Clinical & Community Consultation & Support Team, Department of Children and Families, State of Connecticut:

“We know all children on the internet are at risk. Bad actors try to manipulate our children into sharing personal information and photos and even lure them into unsafe and horrible situations. Attached and below is some information on understanding these risks, where to find training and resources, and who to contact if you find your child being extorted or exploited.”

  1. Foster Parent, Kin, Parent Training on Child Trafficking June 29 2022
  2. OJJDP, Protect Our Youth Online: A Virtual Event to Start the Conversation (June 28th): https://ojjdp.ojp.gov/events/protect-our-youth-online-virtual-event-start-conversation?utm_source=govdelivery&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=ISM2022


  1. NCMEC, Safety Pledge Toolkit: https://ncmec-resources.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/ncmec-safety-pledge-toolkit.pdf This Toolkit addresses children as young as Kindergarten Age through teens.  There are fun videos, questions to answer in the toolkit, and printable resources.


  1. NCMEC – NetSmartz, Recourses for Parents, Educators, & Communities: https://www.missingkids.org/netsmartz/resources

*This site has a tremendous amount of resources, below is just a sampling.

  • Online Enticement:


  • Sexting & Sextortion:


  • Talking to Teens about Sexting:

https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/Talking%20to%20Teens%20About%20Sexting.pdf (English)

https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/Talking%20to%20Teens%20About%20Sexting%20ES.pdf  (Español)

  • You Sent a Sext, Now What?:

https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/You_Sent_A_Sext_Now_What.pdf (English)

https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/You_Sent_A_Sext_Now_What%20ES.pdf (Español)

  • Gaming Safety Tips:

https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/gaming-safely.pdf (English)

https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/gaming-safely-es.pdf (Español)

  • Parents’ Guide to Smart Phone Safety:

https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/Parents%27%20Guide%20to%20Smartphone%20Safety.pdf (English)

https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/Parents%27%20Guide%20to%20Smartphone%20Safety%20ES.pdf (Español)

  • Cyberbullying:



  1. ICAC, Preventing Sextortion Among Youth (tips for parents and youth): https://icactaskforce.org/resource/RS00135444


  1. Foster Parent, Kin, Parent Training on Child Trafficking, June 29th *Please see attached*


  1. Internet Safety Concepts, App Guide for CT Parents:

https://internetsafetyconcepts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/APP-GUIDE-FOR-CT-PARENTS.jpg (English)

https://internetsafetyconcepts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/APP-GUIDE-FOR-CT-PARENTS-Spanish.pdf (Español)


The best way to end child trafficking is to prevent it from occurring in the first place!

Tammy M. Sneed

Director, Office of Human Trafficking Services

Director, CT Human Antitrafficking Response Team (HART)

Clinical & Community Consultation & Support Team

Department of Children and Families

State of Connecticut

505 Hudson Street,

Hartford, CT  06106

Cell: (860)462-4314