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Group Wants Internet Safe for Kids

  • Teach kids how to avoid predators on the Internet

One in five children using the Internet are exposed to unwanted sexual solicitations while on-line, according to a report to Congress.

The report, by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, found that 24 million children fo on-line each month to learn, play and communicate with their peers.

The center announced on Feb. 21 that it is collaborating with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to launch an Internet safety initiative to make kids Web savvy and less vulnerable to predators.

The NetSmartz Workshop ( will be available free and feature three are-appropriate lessons with Hollywood-style animation. One targets children aged 5-7, another 8-12 and a third 13 and up.