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National Conference on Youth Cybersafety, Dallas, TX, March 3rd

On March 3rd, I will be presenting at the National Conference on Youth Cybersafety in Dallas.  I’ll be speaking about Cyberbullying Prevention and Response, and there are a number of really bright and seasoned experts covering a variety of other topics at this event.  Adolescent brain development, legal issues, sexting prevention, social media use among…

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What is the story with IsAnyoneUp.com?

One of the Internet’s latest privacy controversies surrounds the rapidly-growing web site Isanyoneup.com.  The site, which launched in late 2010, is essentially a hybrid of social media and amateur pornography – described by some media outlets as a blog for “Revenge Porn.” The blog features thousands of posts containing extremely explicit photos of naked men…

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Why Confiscating Student Cell Phones Might Be a Bad Idea

We’ve talked in great detail about students bringing their personal electronic devices at school and the complications that may result.  We have also covered standards for searching these devices, and have provided a cell phone search checklist which may help administrators in these situations. In keeping with these discussions, I wanted to take some time…