Friday, August 23, 2013

we are seeing a growth in offline attacks tied to online threats and provocation in inner cities

I have been working more with inner city schools than ever to address the fiction that cyber risks were not real risks in the urban areas. Years ago this was true. We could all ignore the cyber safety risks in inner city urban and poor schools. Why? Kids were not connected in those homes or even in those schools.
But inner city, urban, ethnic kids use the Internet as often as their more affluent white suburban counterparts, just through their cell phones and gaming devices, not home computers. And we are seeing a trending of physical violence and gang provocation with these kids that will result in murders, not suicides. Don't discount the issue, just understand it.