Resources for teachers
From an educator’s perspective, the work INTERPOL does is truly multi-faceted and lends itself to studies in a wide variety of disciplines.
Many crimes and criminals today cross borders – either physically (travel of people and goods) or virtually (cybercrime).
INTERPOL provides a forum to help police work across their national borders to track down criminals and solve crimes of an international nature. Our scope is international – we have 190 member countries who work together to share information related to crimes, criminals and threats.
We provide expertise, analysis and databases and alerts such as our Red Notice, an international alert for wanted persons.
INTERPOL can be studied as part of traditional subjects such as social sciences, geography, law or current affairs, but also included in writing assignments, language lessons or philosophy.
We have a variety of resources that can support lessons or discussions around INTERPOL’s activities:
- Learning points from “INTERPOL Junior Officer: The Case of the Black Tattoo” (PDF);
- Our web site, www.interpol.int, covers the different crime areas, expertise and legal documents;
- Three fact sheets written for a youth audience – About INTERPOL; Protecting children; and Staying safe on the Internet;
- The full range of INTERPOL publications;
- More than 150 videos on our YouTube channel, INTERPOL TV.
We welcome feedback on how we can further develop resources for schools. Please contact our Communications and Publications Office
INTERPOL is making your world safer. How? Firstly, it connects police forces around the world, meaning they can work together to track down criminals and solve crimes, and prevent major incidents. Secondly, INTERPOL educates and informs by working in partnership with specialized organizations around the world. Thirdly, INTERPOL also makes the Internet a safer place by bringing down harmful sites such as those that sell fake medicines or exploit children.
You can do your bit! If you want to know more about staying safe online, the following sites provide useful tips:
- Think you know (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, UK)
- "The underwear rule" (Council of Europe)
- Safer Internet Programme (European Union)
- Child Online Protection Initiative (International Telecommunications Union)
- WebWise (Ireland)
- Digizen (Childnet International, UK)
- KidSmart (Childnet International, UK)
- Parents' guide to the digital world (Vodafone)
- Family safety on the Internet (Microsoft)
- A parent’s guide to Internet safety (FBI)