Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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It's crucial that the networks, ISPs and technology providers work with law enforcement to help protect all users. But we need to be aware that just becasue someone was comvicted of a sex crime and is required to register as a sex offender, doesn't necessarily mean that they are offending online, nor should they be banned form using Internet technology in all cases. We have had very good results with adding an Internet provision to probation and parole terms, that would allow law enforcement to take action if these terms are violated. This could include their using social networking sites, requiring that they register their use of networks, or e-mail accounts, etc. I have offered my assistance to the NJ AG, and welcome her fresh-thinking on the issues.

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Board sets rules on home Net use-

I suspect that this policy will be struck down, not because schools can't put policies like this in place, but because they need to do it with precision and clear rules. The mother quoted in the article put her finger on it. If we know what is covered, no problem. But punishing a student for venting, without more is a constitutional problem. A recent US Supreme Ct case clarified the school's ability to discipline a student for off-campaus behavior intended to have an effect on the school atmosphere, But this has not yet been tested in a cyberbullying situation and the legal ground is littered with schools that went too far and had to pay out damages equal to a teachers annual salary or more. Thinking about this, and defining the issues carefully is crucial to a successful program.

If the school needs help doing this, or any schools district does, reach out to us at wiredsafety.og. we help schools handle risks like this all the time.

Board sets rules on home Net use-

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Internet 101 helps parents protect their children | | Spartanburg, S.C.

The best technology to keep your kids safe online is hte off button on your computer and gaming devices. The more time kids spend doing real life things, like playing ball, or reading books, or even watching TV, the less likely they will fall prey to predators online or become cyberbullies themselves. Balance! It's the easiest answer to these kinds of risks, Real life friends and activities. It is really that simple.Internet 101 helps parents protect their children | | Spartanburg, S.C.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Corzine increases vigilance of Web-

If we are expecting our children to use cybertools in their education, home lives and careers, we have an obligation to use them safely. It's funny how often NJ-regulators forget that I live in NJ. They contact me, expecting that my "201" area code is DC, not Bergen County. :-)

They often think they have "discovered" us for the first time.

We applaude Gov. Corzine, the AG and the Dept of Ed in NJ for taking such a pro-active position. We have worked closely with the Governor when he was Senator, and he was a key supporter of our Wired Kids programs and Teenangels.

Want to know what to do about Internet safety in NJ? Ask us. It's where we reside, where we have more experts and where our new wiredmoms program will launch.

it's time.

ParryCorzine increases vigilance of Web-