The worldÂ’s oldest and largest online safety organization. In
1995, this anti-criminal activist arm of the hacker
community started to appear online. CyberAngels began after a telephone call
was made to Curtis Sliwa, the founder and President of Guardian Angels and a
radio talk show host for WABC in New York. At this time, a female asked him on
his talk show what he was going to do about safety in cyberspace. Sliwa faced
the challenge by forming the first cyberstalking help program on IRC.
Today, the CyberAngels group has more than 6,000 volunteers
residing in 70 countries. Their role is to patrol the Web around the clock in
the battle against child pornography and cyberstalking. In 1998, President Bill
Clinton honored the CyberAngels with the prestigious PresidentÂ’s Service Award.
In 1999, the organization helped Japanese authorities locate illegal child
pornography sites, resulting in the first-ever set of arrests in Japan of Internet child
pornographers. In 2003, the CyberAngels took their online messages into
classrooms to teach students how to stay safe in chat rooms and online.
Child Pornography; Hackers; Internet; White Hats or Ethical Hackers or Samurai
CyberAngels. CyberAngels: About Us. [Online, May 15, 2005.] CyberAngels
Website. http://www.cyberangels.org/stalking.html; Karp, H. Angels On-line. ReaderÂ’s Digest, 157, 2000, p. 50Â–56.