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Santa Ana Police Department Internet Safety for Kids Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $89,435)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The City of Santa Ana, through the Santa Ana Police Department, has enlisted the assistance of Web Wise Kids (WWK) to implement the MISSING Internet Protection Program. MISSING is a simulation program, in the form of a game, that teaches children how to recognize and repel Internet predators in a safe and practical manner. The purpose of this program is to educate youths in 50 schools in Santa Ana, California, to make wise choices when using the Internet, thereby reducing their risk of being victimized online. Upon completion of the MISSING game, students will be able to apply what they have learned from the game to protect themselves from the real world dangers of Internet predators. Students will design an Internet safety plan for their personal use and share this with family members, initiating dialogue on this critical issue.


Date Created: August 3, 2008