2011-04-18 [Press Release] Publication of Cybertraps for the Young

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Cybertraps for the Young Is Now Available

Cybertraps for the Young

I’m delighted to announce the publication of my sixth book, Cybertraps for the Young. This groundbreaking book looks at the issue of child safety online from a unique perspective — the legal consequences that children can face as a result of the use and misuse of electronic devices. It is intended to educate parents, teachers, and school administrators about those risks, and to offer practical suggestions for minimizing the likelihood that children will stumble into one or more of the myriad pitfalls that lurk online. Among the topics covered:

  • Intellectual Dishonesty;
  • Copyright Infringement;
  • Defamation and Invasion of Privacy;
  • Internet Addictions;
  • Hacking and Identity Theft;
  • Sexting and Sextortion; and
  • Obscenity and Child Pornography.

Cybertraps for the Young can be purchased directly from NTI Upstream from now through the beginning of August. After August 1, Cybertraps will be available through national distributors, including Amazon.com.

Early Praise for Cybertraps for the Young

Carol Bua Ode, Esq., Former Member and Chair of both the Burlington School Board and the Vermont State Board of Education:

“Frederick Lane spent a decade serving our city and its schools and advocating for children as a member of the Burlington School Board. His new book, Cybertraps for the Young, is an eye-opening look at how children across the nation are using new and rapidly-evolving technologies in unforeseen ways. This marvelous book should be required reading for any student, parent, teacher, school board member or administrator struggling to combat the growing problems of cyberbullying, plagiarism/cheating, and sexting.”

Mike Brunker, Projects Editor, MSNBC.com:

“Fred Lane has a gift: The ability to explain complex matters so non-lawyers can comprehend the important nuances. Cyber Traps for the Young should be standard issue for parents of all ages.”

Dr. Sharon Lamb, Chair & Distinguished Professor of Mental Health, Department of Counseling & School Psychology, University of Massachusetts – Boston:

“Fred Lane’s knowledge of technology and its history gives Cybertraps for the Young‘s warning cries weight and substance. Lane has kept apace with youths’ interest in the next new thing and is clearly attuned to how our imagined sense of privacy is an illusion and even more so for our children. His scary stories of suicides, legal cases, and worst case scenarios can’t be easily dismissed. Lane’s brand of writing is one part good old fashioned parent, one part admiring techy, and one part lawyer. While his advice is provocative and controversial, it is worthy of consideration and will induce great discussions among parents and parents and kids.”

To read other endorsements, please visit the Cybertraps for the Young page on my Web site, FrederickLane.com.

CyberTraps Lectures

On April 9, 2011, I had the honor of presenting at the National School Boards Association annual conference in San Francisco, CA. My lecture focused on sexting, one of the topics covered in Cybertraps for the Young.

A copy of my presentation, entitled “There’s No Such Thing as ‘Safe Sext’ — How to Protect Your Kids and Your District from Cell Phone Misuse,” can be downloaded from SlideShare.net.

A PDF of the slide handouts is available in the Downloads section of FrederickLane.com.

If you or your organization are interested in a presentation or professional development on the myriad cybertraps and steps to avoid them, please contact me through my Web site or leave me a message at 802-318-4604.

Cybertraps for the Young Facebook Page

If you are interested in reading more about the legal problems that children can get into through the use of technology, please “like” my Facebook page for Cybertraps for the Young. Information will also be posted there about upcoming media appearances and lectures.

Frederick Lane

Frederick S. Lane



Expert Witness




Upcoming Lectures:

May 5, 2011

“LINUX and Privacy”

Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux Users Group, Dartmouth, NH

June 16, 2011

“Computer Forensics 101”

Public Defender Conference, Glade Springs, WV

June 23, 2011

“Privacy, Anonymity, and Intellectual Freedom in the Facebook Era”

Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock, AK

June 30, 2011

“Fast and Free Online Legal Research for Your Legal Practice”

National Business Institute, Burlington, VT

August 4, 2011

“Cybertraps for the Young”

Vermont Principals Association 2011 Leadership Academy, Killington, VT

October 2011

“Computer Forensics 101”

Office of the Federal Defender [S.D. Ala.], Mobile, AL

October 2011

“Computer Forensics 101”

Office of the Federal Defender [N.D. NY], Albany, NY

October 19, 2011

Keynote Address: “Cybertraps for the Young”

National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Professional Practices Institute, Little Rock, AK

November 2011

“Computer Forensics 101”
Office of the Federal Defender [IA], Des Moines, IA


Frederick S. Lane is an author, attorney, educational consultant, expert witness, and lecturer who has appeared on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the BBC, and MSNBC. He is past chairman of the Burlington (VT) School Board. His sixth book, “Cybertraps for the Young,” is now available from NTI Upstream. Visit www.FrederickLane.com for additional information.
Contact information:802-318-4604 | fslane3@gmail.com | www.FrederickLane.com | www.ComputerForensicsDigest.com

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