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Frederick Lane

Frederick Lane

Frederick Lane is an author, attorney, educational consultant, expert witness, and lecturer who has appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the BBC, and MSNBC. He has written seven books, including most recently "Cybertraps for the Young" (NTI Upstream, 2011). All of his books are available on or through his Web site.

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Lane is the author of six mainstream non-fiction books, including: Obscene Profits: Entrepreneurs of Pornography in the Cyber Age (Routledge 2000); The Naked Employee: How Technology Is Compromising Workplace Privacy (Amacom 2003); The Decency Wars: The Campaign to Cleanse American Culture (Prometheus Books 2007); The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court (Beacon Press 2008); American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right (Beacon Press 2010); and Cybertraps for the Young (NTI Upstream 2011). He is currently working on his next book, "Cybertraps for Educators."

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Blog Posts by Frederick Lane

  • Multi-generational family shares a picnic

    Being a Father in a Digital World

    If there’s one word that best describes the Internet (and digital technology in general), it’s “disruptive.” Just look at the industries and economic sectors that have been reshaped or virtually eliminated over the last thirty years: telephone directories; photo processing; vinyl albums, cassette tapes, CDs, videotapes, and DVDs; travel agents; local bookstores; and so on […]

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  • Some Sample Mobile Usage Guidelines

    Some Sample Mobile Usage Guidelines

    By now, it should be abundantly clear to parents that giving a child unfettered use of a mobile device is a very risky proposition. Left to their own devices (literally), the odds are overwhelming that kids will stay up far too late, trash talk far too much, and wander too far down the Internet’s darker […]

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  • The Need for Sext Ed

    The Need for “Sext” Ed

    Arguably, no phenomenon of the mobile era is as upsetting to parents as “sexting.” For the blissfully uninitiated, “sexting” refers to the sending of sexually explicit texts and photos. It began with just naughty words in the early 2000s, but as cameraphones became more prevalent, cellphone users began sending explicit photos of themselves to their […]

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  • The Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Texting

    The Risks of Sleep Deprivation and Sleep Texting

    There have been a lot of articles and studies over the past couple of decades about where American kids rank against their peers around the world. Unfortunately, one category in which U.S. kids are world leaders is sleep deprivation. A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston College found that American students are 30% more […]

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  • Why Mobile Bullying Is So Destructive

    Why Mobile Bullying Is So Destructive

    As virtually every adult over the age of thirty is painfully aware, bullying is not something that sprang into existence with the invention of cellphones. Kids have been harassing each other to one degree or another since the dawn of time. The unfortunate reality, however, is that mobile devices DO make bullying worse. Here are […]

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  • At What Age Should Your Child Get His or Her Own Mobile Device

    At What Age Should Your Child Get His or Her Own Mobile Device?

    Walk into any coffee shop in New York City (or around the country, really), and the odds are good that you will see one or more toddlers happily playing with a smartphone or tablet computer. With complete ease, they tap on icons, flip from one page to the next, and interact with characters on the […]

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