WiredSafety is the newest online safety and help group…and the oldest. In 1995 our volunteers began providing help informally to victims of cyberharassment and cyberbullying and reviewing websites for children. That was 1-1/2 years after the web was launched! When our founder, Parry Aftab (a well-known Internet privacy and security lawyer and author), formalized the group as a charity, it quickly became the world's largest online safety and help group, with thousands of volunteers in 76 countries around the world. WiredSafety's mission has always been to help to make the Internet safer for everyone and empower them to use the digital technologies responsibly and effectively by teaching them how to help themselves and others they carefor. It uses the power of online communities to make the cyberworld safer and more secure. Whether wired or wireless, WiredSafety.org has the right people, experience, respected reputation and skills to assist those who need our help. But, while we have a long and prestigious history of helping people online, WiredSafety isn't content to rest on its laurels. Its vision is always evolving with the technology and how it is being used. WiredSafety has taken Internet safety and help to the next level of professionalism and expertise. That's why everyone who matters turns to us for help, advice and resources. We are the one-stop-shop for all things digital. Since the group was first loosely formed in 1995, digital technologies and the world of online safety, privacy and cybercrime prevention and investigation has changed dramatically. In 1995 few law enforcement agencies were capable of cybercrime investigations, few laws existed to help people being cyberstalked or harassed, and leading countries of the world had not yet criminalized child pornography possession and production. Now the emphasis is on providing assistance and support and training to law enforcement and regulatory agencies, creating awareness and cybercrime prevention programs and helping people who need our help, when no other help exists for them. We are also needed to provide our expertise to governmental groups, to help them know which laws are needed and the trend of cybercrime and abuse. Our patrol groups are more professional and all volunteers receive training in providing help online. We empower users of all ages to tap the potential and power of digital technologies on their own terms. The leaders of industry and regulation turn to us for insight,assistance and leadership. To see some of our sponsors and supporters, visit our Sponsor and Partners section. Our motto of "One Vision, One Mission, One WiredSafety!" is central to our future, as we clarify our brand and let you see how much we do under our different names, roles and faces.
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