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Digital devices, apps, and the Internet offer obvious benefits: easy sharing of photos with far-flung relatives, fertility and conception trackers, baby monitors… Buy Read More This reference provides parents with an authoritative lesson in cyberethics and practical instructions for instituting household internet policies…  Buy Read More Cybertraps for Educators offers teachers and school administrators a…

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Lane, an attorney and the publisher of the Journal of Electronic Discovery and Internet Litigation, provides a timely case study of the business and economics of pornography. What makes this an interesting study is that with the advent of VCRs and the Internet, barriers to pornography’s market entry were effectively bulldozed. While still not mainstream, pornography is now fairly widely accepted, with some 60,000 adult sites currently available. (Sex does sell, to the point that pornography has a greater market share of the entertainment industry than sporting events and live music performances together.) As a result, the industry is experiencing classic and not-so-classic shakeouts. The book is written in such a way that parallels can be made to other Internet enterprises. Recommended for general and business collections. Steven Silkunas Library Journal

Planning a Family Acceptable Use Policy

What Is a Family Acceptable Use Policy? A Family Acceptable Use Policy (FAUP) is a document designed to help you and your children understand the benefits and risks of using the Internet and electronic devices, and to establish household rules regarding their use. It is a document that can be used to organize and clarify…

Great Article about Beacon Press in the Boston Globe

The Boston Globe published a glowing article about Beacon Press, which is celebrating its 161st anniversary this year. The press, under the leadership of director Helene Atwan, recently moved from its historic offices behind the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill to a former factory at 24 Farnsworth Street near the city’s Fan Pier. I…

5 Parenting Tips For Playing The Digital Heavy [X-Post]

[This blog post originally appeared on Good Digital Parenting.] It comes as a shock to most new parents, flushed as they are with the excitement of new life, that parenting is not all sunshine and bunnies. Sleep deprivation is the first clue, but the real wake-up call occurs when the little angel does something that…

Cybertaps for Educators

Cybertraps for Educators

Cybertraps for Educators, discusses a wide range of potential legal traps for teachers stemming from the use and misuse of electronic technology and social media, including: cyberloafing, viewing inappropriate content in schools, mishandling investigations of student misconduct, cyber-baiting, identity theft and fake social media profiles, voyeurism, child pornography, sexting, and sexual assault. The book concludes…