HPD and Child Safety on the Internet

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June is Internet Safety Month!

This is a great time to #StartTheConversation that can carry forward all year long. Check out the organizations and resources linked on the national ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) website for some discussion starters!

The most important tool in preventing risky online behavior and identifying red flags is frequent discussion between parents/guardians and children about their online activity.
Check out this new Critical 3 Video from the National Criminal Justice Training Center on monitoring activity both online and offline! 


The Harrisonburg Police Department is a member of the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and emphasizes the importance of families monitoring and reporting any online behavior that might put a child in danger.

Prevention and reporting are the key to keeping kids safe and here are the necessary resources.

Prevention Reporting

NOVA-ICAC Parent Information

If you live in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County and have an immediate safety concern, please call the Emergency Communications Center:
missingkids.org 540-434-4436
Emergency: 911
sakekids.com If you are seeking advice, have general questions or would like an Internet Safety presentation for your organization please contact:

Netsmartz Tech Tips [244KB]PDF
Protecting Your Kids Online 2.0 [154KB]PDF


Detective Greg Miller
Email: Greg.Miller@harrisonburgva.gov
Phone: 540-437-4404