The Innocent Lives Foundation identifies predators. As we learn about the predator landscape, we educate adults on the best ways to help kids stay safe online to prevent future cases.

This list includes referrals to relevant resources outside of our area of expertise.

Reporting

Is there an emergency?

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Do you need to report child exploitation?

Report Case to ILF

If you or someone else have come across Child Sexual Abuse Material (still legally known as “child pornography”), it is normal to be angry or sad. Everyone copes with these emotions differently. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers a resource to help with coping skills after exposure to CSAM.

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Mental Health

International Suicide Crisis Hotlines

Wikipedia article of hotlines grouped by country

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA)

24/7 Suicide Hotline | 1-800-273-8255

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (USA)

Helplines and treatment center locations for substance abuse, suicide, and more

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Psychology Today

Find a therapist near you

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental health resources for all ages

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Victims & Survivors of Crime

National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit whose mission is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. They offer countless resources for all ages.

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National Organization for Victim Assistance (USA)

The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) has a great list of local and state resources and referrals, including national hotlines.

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Referral Directory | National Human Trafficking Hotline (USA)

This directory of referrals consists of anti-trafficking organizations and programs that offer emergency, transitional, or long-term services to victims and survivors of human trafficking plus those providing resources and opportunities in the anti-trafficking field.

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National Sexual Assault Hotline | RAINN (USA)

RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with 1,000+ local sexual assault service providers across the United States. The hotline is also available via online chat, and their website offers numerous resources for specific types of sexual abuse.

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Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials

The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has created supportive resources for children going through the justice system as victims or witnesses to a crime. There are also resources related to human trafficking. The resources are available for varying age groups and languages.

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Mobile Apps for Crime Victims and Providers

The DOJ's OVC has a list of mobile apps helpful for people who have experienced various types of victimization.

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Resources for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Material | NCMEC

This list of resources provided by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children consists of helpful tips like how to find a lawyer, how to find a therapist, and how to get images removed from the internet.

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Children

NetSmartz

Created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), this online safety education program is for children and teens. It provides age-appropriate videos and games to teach children about proper engagement on the internet.
Ages: K-12

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Common Sense Education

Common Sense offers educational resources for children, ranging from digital citizenship to tech-centric professional development.
Ages: K-12

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ACT! Game

This story-based educational game teaches children human trafficking red flags.
Ages: Rated T for teens

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Safe Online Surfing

These interactive games made available by the Federal Bureau of Investigation are separated by grade level to teach children about internet terms, identifying personal information, and much more.
Ages: 3-8 grade

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Parents

Should You Share Pictures of Your Kids Online?

Social media posts that might seem innocent could be taken and used for twisted purposes by deviant individuals. Learn when and how to share photos of your children.

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Guide to Monitoring Children's Online Devices

This in-depth monitoring guide compares options for a variety of devices (phones, tablets, PCs) so that parents can choose the best option for their family.

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How to Talk to Children about Online Safety

As parents and caring adults, you can protect your children and empower them with education and training. Assertive, confident children empowered with safety teachings are far less vulnerable.

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Child ID App (USA)

This app created by the FBI provides parents with a simple way to electronically store their kids' pictures and vital information to have available in case their children go missing.

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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media rates and reviews various media types (movies, books, games, etc.) so families can make educated decisions about what they choose for entertainment.

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Internet Matters

Learn about popular online issues affecting children, get advice for specific age groups, and more.

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Concerned Adults

National Children's Advocacy Center (USA)

Find a local Children's Advocacy Center, report child abuse online, or learn more about NCAC's training services.

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Signs of Child Abuse

This fact sheet provided by the Daniel Morcombe Foundation lists possible signs of multiple types of child abuse.

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Child Erotica vs. Child Pornography

Get to know the legal differences between child erotica and child pornography (CSAM).

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