2011-06-13 [Press Release] Cybertraps for the Young Is Now Available

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Cybertraps for the Young

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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;
  • Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking;
  • 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 15, Cybertraps will be available through national distributors, including Amazon.com.

The Top 5 Things Rep. Anthony Weiner Can Teach Your Children

Parents may be interested in reading The Top 5 Things Rep. Anthony Weiner Can Teach Your Children, a brief press release I wrote last week which offers some suggestions on how to profitably discuss the Weiner sexting scandal with children. It may be an uncomfortable topic, but there are definitely a few lessons that children (and some adults) should take away the incident.

Here are two recent television interviews I did regarding the Rep. Weiner sexting scandal and the lessons that can be drawn from it:

YNN’s “Capital Tonight,” with Liz Benjamin [Albany, NY, June 10, 2011]

WCAX’s “The :30,” with Kristen Carlson [Burlington, VT, June 9, 2011]

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.”

Dr. Troy R. Hutchings, Faculty, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University:

“As a researcher who examines teacher ethics and misconduct, an educator of future teachers, and a parent of teenage daughters, I have found this book to be an imperative. It has profoundly impacted my understanding of digital technology, and its interaction with the most vulnerable segment of American population – our children. With the detailed eye of an attorney and computer forensics expert, and the caring concern of a father, Frederick Lane carefully crafts an authentic examination of the powerful force shaping the emotional and social development of adolescents – computer and mobile technology. Lane thoroughly explains virtually every facet of current digital technology, the consequences of misuse, the scope of the problem, and sound prevention strategies to prevent the assent down a cyber slippery slope.”

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. Cybertraps for the Young should be standard issue for parents of all ages.”

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.

About the Author

I am an author, attorney, lecturer and expert witness in the field of computer forensics. I am the author of five previous books and over the last decade have appeared as guest on a variety of national media programs, including Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” ABC’s “Nightline,” CBS’s “60 Minutes” and “Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood,” NBC’s “Today Show,” and numerous regional and local radio programs. I am a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities on topics ranging from First Amendment issues to student privacy in the digital age. From 2001 to 2011, I served on the Burlington School Board, including the last two years as Chair of the Board. I graduated from Amherst College in 1985 with a degree in classics and American studies, and from Boston College Law School in 1988. Additional information is available on my Web site, www.FrederickLane.com.

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:

June 16, 2011
“Computer Forensics 101”

Public Defender Conference, Glade Springs, WV

June 21, 2011

“Judicial Trends in Search and Seizure of Mobile Devices”

Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Burlington, VT

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

July 7, 2011

“LINUX and Privacy”

Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux Users Group, Dartmouth, NH

August 4, 2011

“Cybertraps for the Young”

Vermont Principals Association 2011 Leadership Academy, Killington, VT

September 16, 2011

“Cybertraps for the Young”

Justice for Children Conference, Lake Morey Resort, Fairley, VT

October 2011

“Computer Forensics 101”

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

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

October 21, 2011

“Computer Forensics 101”

Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Middlebury, VT

November 2, 2011

“Mobile Search and Seizure and the 4th Amendment”

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

Previous Books:

American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right;

The Court and Cross: The Religious Right’s Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court;

The Decency Wars: The Campaign to Cleanse American Culture;

The Naked Employee: How Technology Is Compromising Workplace Privacy; and

Obscene Profits: The Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age.

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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