Cybertraps for Educators
The Professional Perils of
24/7 Electronic Communication

Frederick S. Lane
Alaska Society for Te...
Background and Expertise
• Attorney and Author of 7
Books
• Impact of Technology on
Law, Society & Privacy
• Computer Fore...
Lecture Overview
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•
•
•
•
•
•

Headache-Inducing Headlines
Technology and Teaching
The Death of Privacy
Workplace Cybertr...
Headache-Inducing Headlines
• “Parents Sue School District After Their
13-Year-Old's Suicide Following Sexting
Bullying” –...
A Tangled Mobile Web

www.FrederickLane.com

Cybertraps.wordpress.com
Technology and Teaching
• Why Is Your Teacher Calling?
• Anywhere, Any Time
Communication
• The Cloud Has No Boundaries
• ...
The Death of Privacy
• Are Teachers Entitled to a Private
Life?
• Opinions and Commentary
• Perils of Social Media
• Sexua...
Workplace Cybertraps
• Cyberloafing / Productivity
• Inappropriate or Hostile
Communications
• Hostile Work Environments
•...
Cyber Assaults on Teachers
• Online Reports of Bad Behavior
• Hacking and Computer Trespass
• Cyberbullyng, Cyberharassmen...
Cyber Assaults on Students
• Cyberbullyng, Cyberharassment
& Cyberstalking
• Identity Theft
• Inappropriate Texts and Soci...
Teacher Precautions
THINK!!
Choose Your Friends Carefully
Students Are Not Your Friends
Be a Role Model for Good Online
Be...
District Precautions
• Plan Ahead
• Good Policies and Clear
Procedures
• Educate the Entire Community
About These Issues
•...
Pre-Incident Preparation
• Policies and Procedures
•
•
•

District Decisions re Access, Services, Storage
AUPs for Staff a...
E-Evidence Is Everywhere
• Inventory Possible Devices
•
•
•

Computers (Desktops, Laptops, Servers)
Mobile Devices (Phones...
Whose Data Is It Anyway?
• Where Did the Incident Occur?
•
•

On-Campus vs. Off-Campus
Zone of District Responsibility Is ...
Response to Civil Litigation
• Preservation of Potentially
Relevant Evidence
• Adherence to Established Policies for
Handl...
Response to Criminal Activity
• Anticipate Prosecution and/or
Disciplinary Proceedings
• Adherence to Policy/Process Is Cr...
Computer Forensics 101
• Field Previews
• Acquisition & Mirror Images
• Some Data Are More Fragile Than
Others
• Speed Is ...
Risks for Admins. & Teachers
• Good Intentions, Bad Outcome
• “Sherlock Holmes” Syndrome
• Forwarding Content for Advice

...
A Cautionary Tale
• Ting-Yi Oei, now 64
• Assistant Principal at
Freedom HS in So. Riding,
VA (Loudoun County)
• Told to i...
Cyberethics for Educators
• Pre-Certification Training
• Standards of Electronic Behavior
and Teacher-Student Interaction
...
Current Projects
• Cybertraps for Educators (2014)
• Safe Student and School
Employee Relationships (2014)
• Informational...
Contact Information
• E-Mail:
• FSLane3@gmail.com

• Telephone:
• 802-318-4604

• Twitter
• @Cybertraps, @FSL3

• LinkedIn...
Cybertraps for Educators
The Professional Perils of
24/7 Electronic Communication

Frederick S. Lane
Alaska Society for Te...
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A presentation for the Alaska Society for Technology in Education, based on my upcoming book, Cybertraps for Educators. It details the potential risks for teachers and administrators from the use and misuse of electronic resources.

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  1. 1. Cybertraps for Educators The Professional Perils of 24/7 Electronic Communication Frederick S. Lane Alaska Society for Technology in Education Anchorage, AK 22 February 2014 www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  2. 2. Background and Expertise • Attorney and Author of 7 Books • Impact of Technology on Law, Society & Privacy • Computer Forensics Expert -- 15 years • Numerous Lectures to School Districts, Administrators, Teachers, PTOs & PTAs, and Students • 10 yrs on Burlington VT School Board www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  3. 3. Lecture Overview • • • • • • • Headache-Inducing Headlines Technology and Teaching The Death of Privacy Workplace Cybertraps Cyber Assaults on Teachers Cyber Assaults on Students Precautions, Litigation, and Forensics www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  4. 4. Headache-Inducing Headlines • “Parents Sue School District After Their 13-Year-Old's Suicide Following Sexting Bullying” – Hillsborough Cty., Florida • “Parents sue Lockhart school district after teacher charged with sexual assault” – Lockhart, TX • “School Cyberbullying Victims Fight Back In Lawsuits” – WV, PA, GA • “School Employees Sue Cyberbullying Students” – TX, PA www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  5. 5. A Tangled Mobile Web www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  6. 6. Technology and Teaching • Why Is Your Teacher Calling? • Anywhere, Any Time Communication • The Cloud Has No Boundaries • It’s a Generational Thing • The Creeping Leprosy of Good Intentions www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  7. 7. The Death of Privacy • Are Teachers Entitled to a Private Life? • Opinions and Commentary • Perils of Social Media • Sexually Explicit Photos and Risque 2nd Jobs • Past or Current Adult Industry Work • Prostitution www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  8. 8. Workplace Cybertraps • Cyberloafing / Productivity • Inappropriate or Hostile Communications • Hostile Work Environments • Illegal Online Activity (Particuarly Child Pornography) • Mishandling of Student Sexts www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  9. 9. Cyber Assaults on Teachers • Online Reports of Bad Behavior • Hacking and Computer Trespass • Cyberbullyng, Cyberharassment & Cyberstalking • Cyberbaiting & “YouTubing” • Impersonation and Identity Theft www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  10. 10. Cyber Assaults on Students • Cyberbullyng, Cyberharassment & Cyberstalking • Identity Theft • Inappropriate Texts and Social Media Posts • Voyeurism and Invasion of Privacy • Solicitation, Sexting & Assault www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  11. 11. Teacher Precautions THINK!! Choose Your Friends Carefully Students Are Not Your Friends Be a Role Model for Good Online Behavior • Be an Advocate for Good District Policies • • • • www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  12. 12. District Precautions • Plan Ahead • Good Policies and Clear Procedures • Educate the Entire Community About These Issues • Network with Unions, Law Enforcement, and Legislatures • Rinse and Repeat www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  13. 13. Pre-Incident Preparation • Policies and Procedures • • • District Decisions re Access, Services, Storage AUPs for Staff and Students Data Handling and Response Protocols • Professional Development for Teachers and Staff • • • Typically First Responders Potential Legal Risks Technology Is Continually Changing • Student Education • Critical Component of K-12 Curricula www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  14. 14. E-Evidence Is Everywhere • Inventory Possible Devices • • • Computers (Desktops, Laptops, Servers) Mobile Devices (Phones, Tablets) Peripherals (USBs, CDs, external drives, etc.) • Inventory Possible Types of Data • • • • • • Communication (E-Mail, IMs, Texts, etc.) Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Web Activity (URLs, cookies, bookmarks, etc.) Network Logs and Access Data Cloud Storage (Dropbox, Flickr, Boxy, etc.) Deleted Data www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  15. 15. Whose Data Is It Anyway? • Where Did the Incident Occur? • • On-Campus vs. Off-Campus Zone of District Responsibility Is Growing • Who Owns and Uses the Device? • • Misconduct Using School-Owned Equipment Misconduct Using Privately-Owned Equipment • Who Runs the Service? • • • Evidence Hosted by District Evidence Created by Teachers/Students Evidence Hosted by 3rd Parties www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  16. 16. Response to Civil Litigation • Preservation of Potentially Relevant Evidence • Adherence to Established Policies for Handling Data • Notice of Litigation or Reasonable Anticipation of Litigation • Discovery Requests • Privacy Concerns • Burdensomeness of Requests • Production of Data Held by 3rd Parties www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  17. 17. Response to Criminal Activity • Anticipate Prosecution and/or Disciplinary Proceedings • Adherence to Policy/Process Is Critical • Involve Law Enforcement ASAP • Protect and Preserve Data • Restrict Access to Potentially Relevant Data • Hire a Computer Forensics Expert? • Some Evidence Is Radioactive www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  18. 18. Computer Forensics 101 • Field Previews • Acquisition & Mirror Images • Some Data Are More Fragile Than Others • Speed Is Of the Essence • Powerful Forensics Tools • Data Recovery and Analysis • IP Addresses Link to Real World • 4th Amendment and Privacy Concerns www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  19. 19. Risks for Admins. & Teachers • Good Intentions, Bad Outcome • “Sherlock Holmes” Syndrome • Forwarding Content for Advice • The Cover-Up Is Always Worse • Trying to Protect Colleagues and Friends • Desire to Protect District by Handling InHouse • “Delete” Is a Myth www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  20. 20. A Cautionary Tale • Ting-Yi Oei, now 64 • Assistant Principal at Freedom HS in So. Riding, VA (Loudoun County) • Told to investigate rumors of sexting at HS • “Inappropriate” image was forwarded to Oei’s cellphone, then computer • Charged with “failure to report,” then contributing to delinquency of a minor • Charges ultimately dismissed www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  21. 21. Cyberethics for Educators • Pre-Certification Training • Standards of Electronic Behavior and Teacher-Student Interaction • Promoting Sound DecisionMaking Online and Off • Modeling Cyberethical Behavior for Students • Educating Cyber Citizens for 21st Century www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  22. 22. Current Projects • Cybertraps for Educators (2014) • Safe Student and School Employee Relationships (2014) • Informational Web Sites: • www.FrederickLane.com • www.ComputerForensicsDigest. com • www.CybertrapsfortheYoung.co m www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  23. 23. Contact Information • E-Mail: • FSLane3@gmail.com • Telephone: • 802-318-4604 • Twitter • @Cybertraps, @FSL3 • LinkedIn: • www.linkedin.com/in/fredericklane/ • SlideShare.net • www.slideshare.net/FSL3 www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com
  24. 24. Cybertraps for Educators The Professional Perils of 24/7 Electronic Communication Frederick S. Lane Alaska Society for Technology in Education Anchorage, AK 22 February 2014 www.FrederickLane.com Cybertraps.wordpress.com

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