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ICE launches Project iGuardian

MISSION VIEJO, CA (WTOC) - Project iGuardian, a national cyber safety campaign spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children launched on Tuesday.

Project iGuardian program aims to combat  online child sexual predation.

Under the program, agents with the Homeland Security Investigations and  law enforcement partners and 61 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces nationwide to plan and conduct the Project iGuardian presentations.

They will visit schools and youth groups around the U.S. to provide children and parents with tips on how to avoid falling victim to online sexual predators.

"By educating families and children about the risks, we can arm them with information and strategies that empower them to make safer decisions online," said John Ryan, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, in a statement. "We applaud HSI for this natural next step in their work to protect children by delivering this information to communities nationwide."

Organizations and schools interested in requesting a Project iGuardian presentation can do so using a link on ICE's website. The link provides cyber safety tips for kids, parents and educators.

For more information on the program, go to the link ICE's website to access NCMEC's NetSmartz Workshop, which features more detailed information on numerous topics related to online safety.

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