Cyber Safety

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Learn about the risks of and tactics used by online predators as well as what constitutes a cyber crime and how to report it

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Learn how to identify potential threats that could endanger your child as well as important tips and safety measures

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Information about protecting yourself while surfing the internet, safeguarding personal information and avoiding potentially dangerous situations

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How to Find Registered Sex Offenders in Florida
06/24/2009: Submitted by an eHow Community Member - By law, convicted sex offenders and sexual predators must register with law enforcement agencies in the state where they reside. Although it is arguably ...

Why Do Teens Engage in "Sexting?"
06/15/2009: By Sue Shellenbarger - The Wall Street Journal: Much of the talk about teens' sexting — sending nude or sexually explicit photos of themselves or peers to others via cell phone has focused on what legal or educational tools adults should use to curb it.

Keeping Kids Safe Online
06/12/2009: Keeping kids safe online is something that every great dad should be concerned about, because children today are obtaining more and more access to the Internet both at home and at school. Access to the internet in schools is very tightly regulated, but at home that isn’t necessarily the case, so how do we keep kids safe online?

Sexting: Just a modern version of spin-the-bottle?
05/27/2009: BY Rosemary Black - DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER: Is sexting the new spin-the-bottle? At a conference this week, an associate professor at York University in Toronto defended sexting (where teens exchange nude and seminude photos of themselves over their cell phones) as a modern day “playing doctor or spin the bottle,” according to an AFP article.

Sexting: Why New Technology Solves Some Problems and Creates Others
04/19/2009: By J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. ( I’m sure you’ve seen a TV segment or read an article recently about the problems of ‘sexting’: young kids under 18 take explicit or inappropriate photos of themselves with their camera phone and then send them to their friends using Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS), an advanced multimedia version of SMS...

Customs alarmed by child porn rise
04/09/2009: By Paul Maley - The Australian: RECORD amounts of child pornography are being seized at Australia's borders, much of it brought in by overseas students and foreign workers employed in remote mining areas. The rise in child pornography detections has authorities so alarmed that the Australian Customs Service has begun an education campaign aimed at warning remote area workers of the penalties for anyone caught with the images...

'Sexting' lands teen on sex offender list
04/08/2009: By Deborah Feyerick and Sheila Steffen - CNN: When Vanessa Hudgens' naked photos hit the Internet, the "High School Musical" star quickly apologized. But sending nude or seminude pictures, a phenomenon known as sexting, is a fast-growing trend among teens...

Your computer could open door to cyberpredators
04/05/2009: By Amy L. Edwards - Orlando Sentinel: hey're hacking into computers, secretly watching girls on webcams, and using sophisticated techniques to disguise child pornography and thwart law enforcement. Across the globe, men with advanced computer and Internet skills are victimizing children — including those living in Central Florida — using tactics that most people can't grasp...

Study: online sexual predators not like popular perception
04/01/2009: By Julian Sanchez - ars techica: Even as sex crimes against minors decline, a new report from the University of New Hampshire's Crimes Against Children Research Center released this week found an massive increase in the number of online child predators arrested in undercover sting operations...

'Sexting' Teens Can Go Too Far
03/13/2009: By GIGI STONE - ABC: What happened to the time when if you liked a boy at school you'd pass him a note? Twenty percent of teens admit to engaging in x-rated text messaging. These days the disturbing new trend in teenage flirting is sending nude or semi-nude photos from cell phone to cell phone: instead of "texting," they call it called "sexting."...

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