Category Archives: Cybertraps for Spouses and Partners

A Thousand Things to Talk about … and Then Some!

Since my birthday earlier this year, I have been using the Tablepress plugin to compile some of the more interesting articles that I have uncovered during the course of my research. Not long ago, the number of entries crossed a significant milestone: 1,000 news stories and press releases chronicling educator misdeeds, digital risks for youngsters…

IN Man Illustrates Compelling Need for Federal Statute Criminalizing “Electronic Sexual Assault”

A short time ago, I wrote a blog post about the need to reframe the discussion over the involunatary capture and distribution of intimate images (colloquially described as “revenge porn”) so as to better capture its true nature: “electronic sexual assault.” One of the concerns that I expressed in that post is that the terminology…

Reclaiming the Conversation: It’s Not “Revenge Porn,” It’s “Electronic Sexual Assault”

The annual conference of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is being held in Washington, DC this week, and as usual, it is has been an energizing and thought-provoking experience. FOSI Founder and CEO Steven Balkam and his staff do a terrific job of putting together a compelling slate of presentations on some of the…

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Online Threats

June is typically the month for momentous decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and this year’s round of society-shifting decisions is off to a rapid start. In Elonis v. United States, announced on the morning of June 1, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man who allegedly threatened his ex-wife (and others) in…