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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.
United States Sexting Statutes
Over the last three years, various state legislatures have amended existing laws or adopted new ones to address the growing concerns over sexting. Click here to view the complete current list.
Now Available on Kindle
I'm pleased to announce that Cybertraps for the Young is now available on the Kindle platform for just $7.99.
Click here to download your copy from Amazon.com today!
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.
"Cybertraps for the Young," Fort Smith School District, Fort Smith, AR, 3 August 2012. Day-long presentation to multiple groups in the school community regarding the issues discussed in Cybertraps for the Young.
Bullying Prevention Symposium, Louisville, KY, 11 July 2012. Two break-out sessions entitled "Cloud Bullying: Farther, Faster, and Fiercer."
Kentucky Annual Education Law & Policy Symposium, Louisville, KY, 7 July 2012. Presentation of "Social Media, Sexting, and Cyberbullying" seminar.
Alaska Society for Technology in Education, Anchorage, AK, 28 February 2012. Featured presentation on Cybertraps for the Young.
Family Online Safety Institute Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 9-10 November 2011. Keynote address on the importance of educating children about the legal risks of online activity.
"Cybertraps for the Young," Glencoe School District, Glencoe, MN, 8 November 2011. Day-long presentation to multiple groups in the school community regarding the issues discussed in Cybertraps for the Young.
"Cybertraps for the Young," Vermont Fest 2011, VITA-Learn, Killington, VT, 3 November 2011. Presentation and book signing for Cybertraps of the Young.
"Social Media, Sexting, and Cyberbullying," 15th Professional Practices Institute, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, Little Rock, AR, 20 October 2011. Panel discussion based on various issues discussed in Cybertraps for the Young.
"Cybertraps for the Young," 15th Professional Practices Institute, National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, Little Rock, AR, 19 October 2011. Keynote Address based on Cybertraps for the Young.
"Social Responsibility and the University in the Age of Social Media: Privacy and Bullying," New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, 17 October 2011. Lecture on issues of privacy and bullying in the higher education community.
"Guide to Combating Sexting at School: Legal Doâ€™s & Donâ€™ts for Educators," Progressive Business Seminars, Online Webinar, 5 October 2011. Presentation on the technology used by children and the legal trouble that they can get into as a result of its misuse, along with a discussion of Vermont's new anti-cyberbullying law.
"Cybertraps for the Young: Adapting the Legal System to Copy with High-Tech Young Offenders," Back to School: Children, Courts, and Education Success, Justice for Children Taskforce, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT, 16 September 2011. Presentation on the technology used by children and the legal trouble that they can get into as a result of its misuse.
"Cybertraps for the Young," Edmunds Middle School, Burlington School District, Burlington, VT, 15 September 2011. Presentation and book signing for Cybertraps for the Young.
"There's No Such Thing as Safe 'Sext,'" National School Board Association, Chicago, IL, 9 April 2011. Presentation of a portion of Cybertraps for the Young to school board members and school district administrators at the National School Boards Association annual conference in San Francisco, CA. Click here to download a PDF of the presentation.
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.