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Safety & Prevention Programs

NCMEC provides safety and prevention resources for families and child-serving professionals focusing on the topics of online and real-world safety, including skills on how to handle a variety of situations ranging from staying home alone to knowing what to do in case of an emergency, to abduction and child sexual exploitation prevention.

NetSmartz Online Safety Program

NetSmartz® is an educational program that teaches children ages 5-17 about online safety and digital citizenship. NetSmartz offers free, age-appropriate resources including videos, games, presentations, and classroom lessons to help children learn essential digital citizenship skills and how to protect themselves and their friends online. NetSmartz also has resources for parents and other trusted adults who need assistance talking to children about technology or on how to protect them online.

Watch NCMEC's Newest Educational Series "Into the Cloud"

KidSmartz Personal Safety Program

KidSmartz® is a child safety program that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors. This program offers resources to help parents, caregivers, and teachers protect children by teaching and practicing the Four Rules of Personal Safety using tips, printable activities, quizzes, articles, music, videos, and more. 


Code Adam, a program named in memory of Adam Walsh, is designed to help businesses and other establishments ensure that they have safety protocols in place to respond quickly and effectively to situations involving a missing child. It is now one of the largest child safety protocols being implemented in tens of thousands of establishments across the nation and provides critical guidance to employees on how to handle reports of missing children on the premises.