Happy Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Thought I’d share some legislative news today. Two states have taken steps in banning online predators from social networks sites, while another tries to close a loophole. First up: New York’s eSTOP Act. I blogged about this a couple weeks ago when the bill was introduced. Aside from the glaringly obvious issues of enforcement, the […]

Kids Online for Homework! But I ask, “In what Capacity?”

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

In addition to the Pediatrics study released a couple weeks ago, a new study by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and Grunwald Associates LLC exploring the online behaviors of U.S. teens and ‘tweens. The study is based on three surveys: an online survey of nearly 1,300 9 to 17-year-olds, an online survey of more […]

Social Networks are a Waste of Time…?!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

If you read my blog here, there is one thing you can easily deduce – both from my tone and my ramblings – I hate social networks. I don’t hate them because they are dangerous or filled with predators and pedophiles. No, I hate them for a much more philosophical and basic-caring-for-the-human-race reason. You see, […]

My-Unsafe-Space? Dang right!!

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Larry King (not the CNN guy) over at Philly.com wrote an EXCELLENT piece on the ridiculous flaws with age-verification and those quick to applaud MySpace’s new agreement. PLEASE READ THIS: My unsafe space? Experts say a new pact won’t faze predators on MySpace.com. Age verification is a weak link. At the very end, he writes: […]

The Net Is A Circuit Of Safety Concerns

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

I love articles like THIS that downplay the online threat… Sure being abducted is a slim chance, but so is being in a fatal car accident – and they happen every day. You may have a slim chance of getting hit by lightning or winning the lottery, but it still happens. Therefore, it must stay […]

Porn Charge for Children’s Museum Worker

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

This story came out last week, but it nonetheless is still current. If you want to know why it’s essential to protect your own kids and not to rely on others, this is a perfect example. This is according to an AP article that can be found here: Porn Charge for Children’s Museum Worker Robert […]