Gov. Matt Blunt has joined U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway in the official launch of the "I Know Better" (INOBTR) campaign to help stop Internet predators from targeting children. INOBTR is a new not-for-profit campaign that will provide Missourians with information about online predators with the use of innovative strategies to communicate with children about the dangers that can be found on the Internet. Parents will also be given the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars about the Internet, its related dangers, and effective parenting techniques.
Last year, Blunt signed legislation to create the Cyber Crime Grant Program. This year the governor is asking the General Assembly to double funding for this program and set aside an additional $250,000 for local law enforcement so that they can purchase the equipment they need to apprehend criminals who are using the Internet to prey on Missouri’s children. [UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt]