NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER
Finding Information About Local Offenders
Call the Sex Offender Registry at 1-800-262-3257. You will need the person’s first and last name and one of the following: an exact address
with apartment number, city, state, and zip code, a complete date of birth, a driver’s license number, or a social security number.
If the risk level is 3 (high) you will be able to get the above information plus the offender’s exact address.
If the risk level is 1 (low) or 2 (medium) you will be able to get information about the offender, the crime committed, terms of
parole or probation, and the offender’s zip code.
If the risk level has not been assigned (pending), you will only be told that the person is a registered sex offender.
GO HERE to search for most level 2 and level 3 offenders by name, county, or zip code. The Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) only allows information on level 2 and 3 offenders that are not pending to be posted on the website. Level 1 offender information can be obtained by calling the 800 number above or by contacting your local police mentioned below.
GO HERE for the National Sex Offender Public Website connects all U.S. state, tribal, and territory websites so that citizens can search for the identities and locations of known sex offenders.
The local law enforcement agency where the offender currently lives or goes to school can release information to “entities with vulnerable populations
related to the nature of the offense”. Law enforcement may release the same information that is available via the 800 number for Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 offenders.
GET POISON CONTROL HELP
Contact Poison Control right away if you suspect poisoning. Help is available online with webPOISONCONTROL®
by phone at 1-800-222-1222. Both options are free, expert, and confidential.
Tip of the Day: Never give a child a bottle of medicine to play with. The cap is not child-proof. It is only child-resistant. The child-resistant packaging is intended as the last-line defense against poisoning. It's never a substitute for careful supervision.
LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT
ADDRESS: 104 E Aimee Street
Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 552-6635
ADDRESS: 980 Reeder Lane Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 564-7336
ADDRESS: 757 E. US Hwy 80 Ste 150, Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 520-9530
ADDRESS: 724 E US Hwy 80 Ste 128, Forney, TX 75126
Located in: Shafer Plaza At Mustang Creek
Phone: (972) 552-2373
ADDRESS: 101 N Farm to Market 548 Ste 105, Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 552-1224
ADDRESS: 375 Farm to Market 548 #100, Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 564-0044
The FBI has jurisdiction to immediately investigate any reported mysterious disappearance or kidnapping involving a child. Do not wait to report a missing child!
You can also contact the NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN at 1-800-THE-LOST.
To report online child sexual exploitation, use the electronic CYBER TIP LINE or call 1-800-843-5678. The Cyber Tip Line is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in partnership with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
If your child is being abducted internationally by a family member and is not yet abroad, contact the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. THE FBI'S SAFE ONLINE SURFING (SOS) PROGRAM
teaches students how to navigate the web safely. The age-appropriate lessons and games cover topics like cyberbullying, protecting personal information, recognizing trustworthy and untrustworthy sites, and avoiding malware. The program is available in English or Spanish.
STATE CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT REPORTING
State toll-free numbers and websites for specific agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect GO HERE.
Childhelp National Child
The Childhelp National
Child Abuse Hotline GO HERE.
SAFE INTERNET USE
ACCEPTABLE USE /INTERNET SAFETY RULES:
1. iPLANETS ACADEMY provides employees and students with access to technology systems, which includes the Internet, intranet, e-mail, telephone, computer equipment, and computer systems (collectively referred to as the “Systems”). Access to the Systems by employees, students, and others require adherence to this policy and state and federal laws and regulations.
2. The primary purpose of providing access to the Systems is to enhance teaching and learning, thereby better-preparing students for success in life and work. This access is provided to increase communication, enhance productivity, and assist users in improving their skills. Access is also provided to assist in the sharing of information with the local community, including parents/guardians, social service agencies, government agencies, and businesses.
3. The Systems are to be used for school-related administrative and educational purposes.
However, limited personal use of the Systems is permitted during the non-instructional or non-supervisory time.
4. The e-mail system may not be used for any other purpose than educational purposes, to contact preauthorized penpals, or to contact parents only.
5.iPLANETS ACADEMY makes no guarantees of any kind, either expressed or implied that the functions of the services provided by or through the Systems will be error-free or without defect. iPLANETS ACADEMY will is not responsible for any damage users may suffer. iPLANETS ACADEMY is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained through or stored on the system.
B. Responsibilities Related to Technology System Management and Training:
1. iPLANETS ACADEMY will give children proper training in the use of the Systems and the requirements of this Policy and other applicable rules.
2. iPLANETS ACADEMY will actively monitor students who are engaged in online learning activities.
3. iPLANETS ACADEMY will preview Websites for children's access prior to using.
4. iPLANETS ACADEMY shall maintain an Internet filtering measure that blocks access to the three categories of visual depictions specified by the Children's Internet Protection Act - obscene material, child pornography, and material that is deemed harmful to minors. The Internet filtering measure may be relaxed or disabled for bona fide research or other lawful purposes only.
C. Access to the System:
1. This Policy provides the primary guidance for use of the Systems.
2. Parents must sign a "Network User Agreement" form before access is provided.
3. All children must abide by the rules.
D. Parental Notification and Responsibility
1. iPLANETS ACADEMY will notify parents/guardians about the Systems and the policies and rules governing their use. To see the rest of this Policy access it by
To see sample websites we will be using GO HERE.
USE AT HOME
We encourage parents to monitor their children’s activities when they use computers and the internet outside of school. The Internet is a powerful tool, they can use it to research school reports, communicate with teachers and other kids, and play interactive games but it also introduces new dangers into the lives of our children like inappropriate content, CYBERBULLYING, and online predators. Using apps and websites where kids interact, predators may pose as a child or teen looking to make a new friend.
They might prod the child to exchange personal information, such as address and phone number, or encourage kids to call them, seeing their phone number via caller ID.
Parents should be aware of what their kids see and hear on the Internet, whom they meet, and what they share about themselves. Talk with your kids, use tools to protect them, and keep an eye on their activities.
A federal law, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) helps protect kids younger than 13 when they're online. It's designed to keep anyone from getting a child's personal information without a parent knowing about it and agreeing to it first.
COPPA requires websites to explain their privacy policies and get parental consent before collecting or using a child's personal information, such as a name, address, phone number, or Social Security number. The law also prohibits a site from requiring a child to provide more personal information than necessary to play a game or enter a contest.
Online tools let you control your kids' access to adult material and help protect them from Internet predators. Many Internet service providers (ISPs) provide parent-control options. You can also get software that helps block access to sites and restricts personal information from being sent online. Other programs can monitor and track online activity.
More important than blocking objectionable material is teaching your kids safe and responsible online behavior and keeping an eye on their Internet use.
Basic guidelines to share with your kids for safe online use:
Follow the family rules, and those set by the Internet service provider.
Never post or trade personal pictures.
Never reveal personal information, such as an address, phone number, or school name or location.
Use only a screen name and don't share passwords (other than with parents).
Never agree to get together in person with anyone met online without parent approval and/or supervision.
Never respond to a threatening email, message, post, or text.
Always tell a parent or other trusted adult about any communication or conversation that was scary or hurtful.
Basic guidelines for parental supervision:
Spend time online together to teach your kids to appropriate online behavior.
Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use, not in individual bedrooms. Monitor any time spent on smartphones or tablets.
Bookmark kids' favorite sites for easy access.
Check your credit card and phone bills for unfamiliar account charges. Never give a child credit card numbers or passwords that will enable online purchases or access to inappropriate services or sites
Teach a child that talking to "screen names" in a "chat room" is the same as talking with strangers and teach them to never agree to actually meet someone they have met online without your prior approval.
Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange.
Look for warning signs such as spending long hours online, especially at night, phone calls from people you don't know, unsolicited gifts arriving in the mail, your child suddenly turning off the computer when you walk into the room and withdrawal from family life and reluctance to discuss online activities
Talk to your kids! Keep an open line of communication and make sure that they feel comfortable turning to you when they have problems online.
GO HERE for information and guidelines on internet use.
GO HERE for information for two-seven-year-olds and internet use.
GO HERE for information for eight-ten-year-olds and internet use.
GO HERE for information for eleven-thirteen-year-olds and internet use.
GO HERE for information for fourteen-eighteen-year-olds and internet use.
SAFE FROM ABDUCTION
Generations of parents have told their children "Don't talk to strangers" and considered the job done. It's a dangerous and outdated assumption. "Parents need to do more. And they can," says Kenneth Wooden, founder, and president of CHILD LURES PREVENTION, a sexual abuse and abduction prevention program based in Shelburne, Vermont. GO HERE to read this very informative article to learn how to help your child to avoid abduction and abuse.