Online Predation Agree to Disagree To A Point

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this Blog post, I would like you to read the following article written by “David Finkelhor”, Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center in the United States: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/02/12/banning-apps-wont-protect-kids-from-predators-theyre-in-danger-offline-too/ I support and love articles that use peer reviewed statistical research as the base for their opinion/argument,

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The Internet and A Child’s Right To Privacy From Parents

The Internet and A Child’s Right To Privacy From Parents Caveat: It is important for the reader to know that I am a huge supporter of personal privacy.  I speak to youth internationally on this topic, given my belief that we are slowly giving up our “actual” rights to personal privacy, both to the Government

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Parents Don’t Get Caught In The Should Of, Could Of, Would Of To A Post Online Negative Event

Parents Don’t Get Caught In The Should Of, Could Of, Would Of To A Post Online Negative Event   Caveat: I recognize and promote that when it comes to online safety and our youth, it takes a village approach; family, school, community and industry to name a few.  This blog entry will look specifically at a

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Sexting: Moving The Discussion From Criminality to One Of Healthy Human Sexuality, Relationships, Trust and Harm Reduction

Sexting: Moving the discussion from criminality to one of healthy human sexuality, relationships, trust and harm reduction     As both a current law enforcement officer with over 28 years of experience, and an International Social Media/Internet safety advocate, I have been watching the discussions surrounding “sexting” for the past several years. I too have

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Disinhibition: A Source of Internet Aggression

The Internet is a fundamental tool in modern culture for communication. One distinct difference exists between traditional face-to-face interpersonal communication and online communication, that is the lack of physical social contact online. Various psychological influences impact online behaviors in ways that may not be present offline. Unlike in-person communication, online dialogues become permanent evidence of

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