Welcome to CybertrapsfortheYoung.com
This is the companion Web site for my sixth book, Cybertraps for the Young, which was published by NTI Upstream (Chicago) in June 2011. The book had its national release on Amazon.com on August 15, 2011.
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Recent and Upcoming Cybertraps Lectures
As a widely-recognized expert on personal privacy, Internet legal issues, computer forensics, and the impact of emerging technologies on society, I have lectured around the country to school districts, colleges and universities, public defender organizations, and bar associations. If your school, school district, or organization is looking for a dynamic and informative speaker, please contact me.
"Managing Cyberthreats for K-12 Students," Online Learning and Teaching, University of Alaska MOOC, 6 June 2013.
"Tweeting, Texting, and the Teenage Cyberworld," Parent Information Night, Burlington High School, Burlington, VT, 17 April 2013.
"Find It Fast and Free on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web," National Business Institute, South Burlington, VT, 16 April 2013. Presented half-day lecture on practical uses of the Internet for attorneys.
"Cybertraps for Educators: Maintaining Boundaries in a Tripwired World," Preventing Educator Sexual Misconduct Forum, NY Schools Insurance Reciprocal, Newburgh, NY, 2 April 2013.
"Divorce in the Digital Era: What Every Divorce Lawyer Needs to Know About Electronic Discovery, Internet Investigations, and Computer Forensics," VT Family Law Conference, South Burlington, VT, 15 February 2013.
"Action Speaks! The Invasion of the Body Scanner," AS220, Providence, RI, 31 October 2012. Panel discussion on the privacy implications of airport body scanners and other surveillance technology.
"Cybertraps for Educators," Professional Practices Institute/NASDTEC, Cincinnati, OH, 17 October 2012. Presentation on risks of electronic misbehavior by teachers and administrators.
"Cybertraps for the Young," Burlington Technical Center, Burlington High School, Burlington, VT, 12 September 2012.
"Cybertraps and Cyberethics," Fort Smith School District, Fort Smith, AR, 3 August 2012. Half-day professional development program for district administrators.
"Cybertraps for the Young," Partners in Education Annual Planning Conference, Fort Smith School District, Fort Smith AR, 2 August 2012. Keynote address based on Cybertraps for the Young.
"The Rise of Cloud Bullying: Farther, Fiercer, Faster" and "There's No Such Thing As Safe 'Sext,'" Kentucky Victory Over Violence Conference, Lexington, KY, 11 July 2012.
"'Obamacare,' the U.S. Supreme Court, and the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election," Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, 27 June 2012. Lecture on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the then-pending legal challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court and the implications for the 2012 presidential election.
"American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right," Faculty Seminar, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, 20 June 2012. Lecture on the origins and challenges to the right to privacy.
"American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right," University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 14 June 2012. Lecture on the origins and challenges to the right to privacy.
"American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right," Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, 31 May 2012. Lecture on the origins and challenges to the right to privacy.
"The United States Criminal Justice System," Public Affairs Section, American Consulate General, Guangzhou, China, 27 March 2012. Lecture to Chinese lawyers and students on the basic structure and function of the American criminal justice system.
"Cyberethics for the Teaching Profession," Ethics in Education Symposium, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, 10 April 2012. Pre-recorded lecture on the need for ethical training for new and current teachers.
"Lawyers, Litigants, and Interest Groups in the Judicial Process," Public Affairs Section, American Consulate General, Guangzhou, China, 27 March 2012. Lecture to Chinese lawyers and students on the basic structure and function of the American judicial system.
"The Rise of Cloud Bullying: Faster, Farther, Fiercer," Kentucky Bullying Prevention Symposium, Richmond, KY, 19 March 2012. Lecture on how technology is changing bullying among students.
"Cybertraps for the Young," Illinois Parent Teachers Association Annual Conference, Schaumberg, IL, 9 March 2012.
"Cybertraps for the Young" and "There's No Such Thing As Safe 'Sext,'" Alaska Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK, 28 February 2012.
Recent Reviews of Cybertraps for the Young
Cybertraps for the Young has received a number of positive reviews, the most recent of which are excerpted below. To read all of the reviews of Cybertraps for the Young, click here.
Pamela Swearingen, I Read. Do You?, November 13, 2011:
"With valuable, potentially life-changing information, Cybertraps for the Young by Frederick Lane should be read by any parent looking to learn more about pitfalls and dangers of the online world. This book could even raise red flags in your own adult electronic life. Yes, the dangers of the internet can definitely be an uncomfortable topic at times. That is exactly why it's really important that parents are pro-active and media savvy." -- Read the full review
Paul O'Reilly (@TheTechDad), The Online Mom, September 1, 2011:
"How many ways can kids get into trouble with tech? Well, judging by Frederick S. Laneâ€™s informative and well-written new book, Cybertraps for the Young, the list is almost endless. From identity theft, computer fraud, and hacking to cyberbullying, sexting and child pornography, there are an enormous number of â€œtrapsâ€ for our kids to fall into â€“ many of them with extremely serious consequences." -- Read the full review
Elizabeth Breau, ForeWord Reviews, August 30, 2011:
"Lane provides an invaluable guide for parents concerned about a set of techno-pitfalls unprecedented in human history. That he does so with wit, candor, and grace is fortunate for all who must confront the twenty-first century dangers waiting to ensnare unmoored children." -- Read the full review
Shellyrae, Book'd Out, August 24, 2011:
"Drawing on contemporary news reports and compelling legal cases, Frederick S. Lane drives home the seriousness of the civil and criminal penalties children face for their online behavior, while providing an essential framework for parents, teachers, and school administrators to educate children about the importance of responsible technology use." -- Read the full review
Early Reader Comments
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."
Michael Touchette, Digital Forensics Analyst, Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force:
"Parenting and educating have never been simple responsibilities. Today, parents and educators are challenged further by the rapid advancements in technology. Evolutions in technology have reshaped the landscape of parenting and educating in the 21st century. The risks and rewards of these technologies are demonstrated daily in the media. It is all too often that children are at the center of these stories; the lack of immediate accountability or responsibility has influenced what children will say or do. Parents, despite their technological prowess, must take affirmative steps to adequately provide children with support and monitoring necessary to support healthy, responsible use of these technologies. CyberTraps for the Young is the perfect resource for providing parents and educators with an overview of cyber risks, coupled with mitigation strategies while presenting opportunities to connect and communicate with children."
To read all early review comments for Cybertraps for the Young, click here.