ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is committed to combating the sexual exploitation of children. Investigations of child sexual exploitation are among HSI’s primary investigative priorities. The sexual abuse of children impacts the most vulnerable segment of our society.
ICE HSI knows the importance of education and community awareness regarding the dangers of online activity.
Providing children, teens, parents and teachers with information regarding the potential dangers of online environments and how to stay safe online can help prevent many instances of child exploitation.
About Project iGuardian
Project iGuardian aims to counter a disturbing fact: many online child predators can find victims online because children are not always aware of how dangerous online environments can be.
Project iGuardian is focused on keeping children and teens safe from online predators through education and awareness. The project is an outreach effort to share information about the dangers of online environments, how to stay safe online, and how to report abuse and suspicious activity. In addition, the iGuardians ™ team is here to help kids stay safe online by providing safety tips, a number to call, and a website with links to more information and resources. Project iGuardian helps kids, teens and parents be smarter about online safety and stay safe from online sexual predators.
In spring 2024, DHS will launch a national public awareness campaign titled, Know2Protect: Together We Can Stop Online Child Exploitation. Project iGuardian™ will become the official in-person educational arm of the Know2Protect campaign.
All information received via the tipline will be reviewed by appropriate personnel and referred to HSI field offices for potential investigation.
Submit a CyberTipline report with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-843-5678 or online.