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Massachusetts Teen Internet Safety

Located in Boston, the Massachusetts Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was created to help Massachusetts State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or other computer technology to exploit children. Protecting children includes monitoring their time on the internet. The Boston attorneys at the Law Office of Neil Burns represent children injured, and children hurt in accidents and childhood-type accidents and injuries, and we bring this message to help keep Boston and Massachusetts area children safe.

A survey by Cox Communication found that an overwhelming majority of teenagers believed that what they posted online would have an impact on their reputation. Nevertheless, they continue to engage in risky and inappropriate behavior on the internet. They use fake names, friend people they don’t know, and take greater risks that appropriate. Even more alarming is the increased rate of bullying and sexual texting, also known as sexting.