Child Internet Safety

The Indianola Police Department is an affiliate agency of the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Affiliate agencies of the Task Force engage in proactive and reactive investigations targeting those offenders who are actively involved in exploiting or engaging minors in sexual activity through the use of computers and the internet. The Indianola Police Department is also committed to educating the public on issues regarding internet safety for children and how parents can better protect their children online.
To inquire about hosting a training event related to internet safety email Officer Justin Keller or for more information related to Internet Safety check out the following websites:
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Internet Safety Tips for Parents
  • Establish rules for internet use (when can it be used, how long can it be used, what sites can be visited, etc.)
  • Learn about the technology your kids use: cell phones, computers, gaming, tablets, etc.
  • Monitor your child's Internet use (monitoring software, checking internet history)
  • Communicate with your children about online activity and internet safety.
  • Report any suspicious or dangerous online activity.
Internet Safety Tips for Kids
  • Follow the rules your parents have set for internet use. They are there to protect you.
  • Do not give out personal information online (phone numbers, addresses, full name, etc.)
  • Don't post pictures or comments that are inappropriate or embarrassing for you or someone else.
  • Adjust your profile privacy settings to better secure your profile.
  • Never agree to meet in person with someone you met online.
  • Talk with you parents/guardians about what you are doing online.
  • Report any suspicious or dangerous online activity.