Overview of WiredSafety
WiredSafety is the largest and oldest online safety, education, and help group in the world. Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites, it now provides one-to-one help, extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues. These services are offered through a worldwide organization comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers who administer specialized websites, resources and programs.
WiredSafety's volunteers range in age from 7 to 96 and run the gamut from TV personalities, teachers, law enforcement officers, PhD's, writers, executives and librarians to stay-at-home moms, retired persons, Walmart greeters and students. Our founder and Executive Director, cyberlawyer Parry Aftab, is also an unpaid volunteer and devotes a majority of her time to running it and its programs.
With the exception of its TeenAngels, outreach, law enforcement training and speaking programs, all work and help is provided online and free of charge.
WiredSafety.org's work falls into five major areas:
- Help and support for victim of cybercrime and harassment
- Advice, Training and Help for law enforcement worldwide on preventing, spotting and investigating cybercrimes
- Education for children, parents, communities, law enforcement and educators
- Information and awareness on all aspects of online safety, privacy, responsible use and security and
- Resources that can be downloaded or printed and used for offline presentations, community events and classroom activities.