To curb the rising number of crimes being committed on the internet—including fraud, intellectual property theft, electronic hate mail, and web site hacking—the U.S. Justice Department (JD) is spearheading an all-out campaign to teach cyberethics to children.

With a $300,000 grant from JD, the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), an IT trade organization, has organized a national education campaign to be launched in May, called Cyber Citizen Partnership. The campaign will teach kids the basics of right and wrong behavior on the internet—and how serious meddling on the web can be.

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