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Can We Stop Cyberbullying and Electronic Harassment? Cybertraps 122

News Item: Colorado Supreme Court Strikes Down Electronic Harassment Ban Three Speech-Related Crimes: Cyberbullying Using electronic communication tools to bully someone Cyber- or Electronic Harassment Online harassment (suggests a pattern of behavior more extensive than cyberbullying) Cyberstalking Harassment using electronic communications that creates fear of physical harm or injury Thanks to social media, these behaviors…

April 2022 is National Child Abuse Prevention Month CYbertraps 120

White House Proclamation Goals Condemn and combat child abuse – physical, emotional, sexual, and online sexual exploitation Heighten awareness of risk factors Highlight importance of supporting families Child abuse occurs at all socioeconomic and educational levels, and in all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds Key tool for fighting child abuse is prevention Child Abuse Statists…

Ransomware in Schools Cybertraps 119

Ransomware is a growing problem for organizations, including schools What is it? How does it happen? Why does it happen? $$$ – $7bn in 2021 Who’s doing it? We are all on the front lines now Problems for Schools Down time for school personnel, distraction from mission Inability to access data; closure of schools Loss…

We’re Listening! School Monitoring of Social Media Cybertraps LIVE 115

Motivations School safety Student safety Political / religious orthodoxy Legal Issues First Amendment rights Federal / State Legislation 2019 – Restoring, Enhancing, Securing, and Promoting Our Nation’s Safety Efforts (RESPONSE) Act Includes a provision called “Children’s Internet Protection” amendment that encourages districts to invest in programs that detect “online activities of minors who are at…

The EARN IT Act of 2022 Cybertraps LIVE 114

The TikTok Video about how to drive a captured Russian Tank: [https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1498332884121399307](https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1498332884121399307) – Our question today: Can Congress eliminate some of the worst content online without breaking the Internet? – [Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2022 or the EARN IT Act of 2022](https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/3538) – First introduced in 2019 and has…