There are many resources available online. Here are some sites you may find helpful.
Secretariat for Child & Youth Protection - www.usccb.org/ocyp
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site dealing with their Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Site provides many resources for parents, parishes, and dioceses.
US Department Health & Human Services - Child Welfare Information Gateway - www.childwelfare.gov Federal government site which provides comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children - www.missingkids.com Established in 1984 as a private, nonprofit organization to provide services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children.
NetSmartz - www.netsmartz.org
Part of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children devoted entirely to educating adults, children and teens about the safe use of the internet.
Child Lures Prevention - www.childluresprevention.com/research
Sections “For Parents” and “Research and Statistics” provide sound information for all adults concerned about the safety of children and youth.
Darkness to Light - www.darkness2light.org
National nonprofit organization and initiative devoted to raising awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.