Category Archives: Cybertraps for Expecting Moms and Dads

Cybertraps Discussion Starters (Feb. 20-26, 2017)

The table below contains links to some of the headlines that I have added to my research files during the week of February 20-26, 2017. I use these articles to update my lectures, as a source of inspiration for blog posts, and as background research for existing and forthcoming books. If you are an administrator…

What Do Pokémon Balls, Pumpkins, and Death Stars Have in Common? Just Google “Baby Bump Costumes”!

Halloween 2016 is just two weeks away and people are starting to get excited about designing and showing off their costumes. I personally am not a big costume fan, but it is fun to watch the increasingly sugar-jagged kids come up to the door each year. We had some pretty enthusiastic trick-or-treaters in Burlington, Vermont…

Preggo Fetishist Turns Private Facebook Group into Personal See-Section

[Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my recently published book, Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads. The Kindle version was published on September 21; the paperback version will be available in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to be notified of its publication and about other topics like this, please fill…

PA Teacher Uses Private Twitter Account to Sext with Student

For someone researching digital misconduct by educators, summer vacation is the slow season, which made it good time to take a break to finish my most recent book (Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads). But these types of cases never stop completely. In June, a child abuse complaint was lodged with the Berks County (PA)…

Press Release — Announcing the Publication of “Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads”

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my ninth book, Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dads. The book is available now as a Kindle download; it will be available in paperback in about two weeks. Set out below is the press release for the book. Contact: Frederick Lane Brooklyn, New York…

Thoughts on the movie, SPOTLIGHT, Silence & Cover-ups [x-post from MichaelSkinner.com]

Last month, I was invited to participate in a podcast called “A Sickness of Silence,” part of an ongoing series of roundtable discussions involving survivors of child abuse and various experts on the topic. One of the participants in the roundtable, Michael Skinner, has been kind enough to read my blog and recently sent me…

VA Music Teacher Will Spend 10 Years Behind Bars for Sexual Assault on Student

How much privacy should your child have? That’s a question that parents and children have been debating for quite some time, but with increasing intensity over the last few decades. As you might expect, parents vary widely in the amount of privacy they allow their children. (And the protestations of my younger son–at age 4(!)–notwithstanding,…

Some Family Rules Regarding Personal Property & Safety

Where’s My Phone? Who Took My Tablet? In a remarkably short time (thanks in large part to Steve Jobs and Apple), we’ve transitioned from “Don’t touch Dad’s computer” to “Do you want to read a Sesame Street book on the iPad?” My sons were toddlers in the mid- to late 1990s, and seeing them heading…

Is Your Unborn Child Already Sleep-Deprived? Your Cell Phone May Be to Blame

If you are of a certain age, you may have heard about the so-called “Mozart Effect,” the idea that playing classical music (particularly any of the music composed by a short, spendthrift Austrian prankster with a fondness for scatalogical humor) is a sure-fire way to boost the intelligence of your unborn child. This idea gained…