The federal government is investing more than $3 million in a new online safety program meant to empower children with the skills to sidestep dangerous, sometimes deadly internet predators.

The program, called "The i-Safe Safe School Education Initiative and Outreach Campaign" and developed by the nonprofit i-Safe America Inc., is a combination of safety-oriented lessons and community-based outreach activities centered on teaching safe, effective internet use.

Sponsored by two Congressional appropriations totaling $3.554 million, the program will be funded by the Child Protective Division of the Office of Juvenile Justice...

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