Category Archives: Endangering the Welfare of a Child

For the Sake of Our Youth with Tessa Stuckey

In this episode, we have a wide ranging discussion about the dangers our kids face with technology with Tessa Stuckey (@themomtherapist on Instagram). We also provide strategies for having conversations and helping kids avoid dangers relating to technology. Automated Transcript Below:  

[Podcast] The Communications Decency Act, Backpage, and Sex Trafficking: Should Congress Take Action?

[Update: 2017-07-12] As expected, last night’s discussion was lively. While there were considerable areas of agreement (beginning with the moral imperative to combat child sex trafficking), there were also some provocative debates about the role of major tech companies, the boundaries of speech, and the best options for moving forward. Kudos to host Cheri Roberts…

Tennessee Issues Amber Alert for 15-yo Student on the Run with 50-yo Teacher

[Update — 2017-04-02] On March 31, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released screen grabs from a surveillance video recorded at a Walmart in Oklahoma City on March 15, 2017. (Oklahoma City is approximately a 10-hour drive west of Culleoka, TN.) The images show student Elizabeth Thomas, 15, entering the store on East I-240 Service Road…

Cybertraps for Educators [Lecture]

2017-03-09 Cybertraps for Educators from Frederick Lane A presentation delivered at the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, NY on March 9, 2017. This event was organized by Anonymous Alerts, which produces a school safety app to facilitate the anonymous reporting of various types of incidents. [Disclosure: I am a member of the Board of…

Cybertraps for Administrators & School Boards [Lecture]

2017-02-19 Cybertraps for Administrators and School Boards from Frederick Lane A presentation delivered at the Alaska Society for Technology in Education 2017 Annual Conference on February 19, 2017. If you are interested in discussing a presentation or professional development program for your organization on this topic, please contact me for information regarding my rates and…

Warning to Sec. Clinton: OR Teacher Discovers Snapchat Messages Don’t Always Disappear

Unless you’ve been living under a fairly large rock for the past few months, you are probably aware of the fact that former Secretary of State (and Democratic presidential candidate) Hillary Clinton has been in a little bit of hot water over the fact that she set up and used a private email server in…

Teacher Acquitted of Sex Charges Sues NYC DOE After Being Fired Anyway

In November 2011, the news broke that Claudia Tillery, a teacher at the Stephen Decatur Middle School (MS 35) in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, had been arrested and charged with a number of serious offenses, including rape of a student, unlawfully providing a student with drugs and alcohol, and sexual misconduct by a teacher.…

Hidden Camera Leads to Multiple Charges against PA Man

Last month, a young woman in Limerick, PA discovered a digital camera hidden in the bathroom of her home. Suspicion quickly focused on a family acquaintance named Kevin Martin Rebbie, 56. When he was interviewed by investigators, Rebbie allegedly confessed that he had purchased the camera to make video recordings of the girl showering and…