ISP Initiative Aims to Educate Youth on Cyber Victimization


Indiana State Police are hoping to limit cyber crimes against the Hoosier state’s youth.

An education initiative was recently announced hoping to educate youth between the ages of 8 and 18 about the different types of crime and what to be looking for while using the internet.

Three well-trained Internet Crimes Against Children educators will be presenting the program in all 92 Indiana counties. Plans are in the works that look to provide about 300 workshops by the end of 2016.

According to information provided by the ISP, the ICAC educators will focus on educating and combating criminal topics such as child solicitation, extortion, bullying, and political radicalization to avoid recruitment to terrorism organizations.

The project, at least in Indiana, is grant funded. That means no costs to schools or other youth organizations.