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2014-08-27 Cybertraps for Educators: The Professional Perils of 24/7 Communication

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This is a lecture that I presented to the faculty and staff of the Yakutat School District on August 27, 2014.

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2014-08-27 Cybertraps for Educators: The Professional Perils of 24/7 Communication

  1. 1. Cybertraps for Educators The Professional Perils of 24/7 Electronic Communication Frederick S. Lane www.FrederickLane.com @Cybertraps Yakutat School District Yakutat, AK 27 August 2014
  2. 2. Background and Expertise • Father/Step-Father of 4 Boys • Attorney and Author of 7 Books • Impact of Technology on Law, Society & Privacy • Computer Forensics Expert -- 15 years • Numerous Lectures on Cybertraps around U.S. • 10 yrs on Burlington VT School Board www.FrederickLane.com @Cybertraps
  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
  4. 4. Technology and Kids
  5. 5. 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 • “Married 'teacher of the year' arrested after 'having sex' with 17-year-old student” – ND, etc. www.FrederickLane.com @Cybertraps
  6. 6. A Tangled Mobile Web www.FrederickLane.com @Cybertraps
  7. 7. Technology and Teaching • Why IsYour 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
  8. 8. Too Much Information?
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Teacher Precautions • THINK!! • ChooseYour Friends Carefully • Students Are NotYour Friends • Be a Role Model for Good Online Behavior • Be an Advocate for Good District Policies www.FrederickLane.com @Cybertraps
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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 In- House • “Delete” Is a Myth www.FrederickLane.com @Cybertraps
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Cyberethics for Educators • Pre-Certification Training • Standards of Electronic Behavior and Teacher-Student Interaction • Promoting Sound Decision- Making Online and Off • Modeling Cyberethical Behavior for Students • Educating Cyber Citizens for 21st Century www.FrederickLane.com @Cybertraps
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Cybertraps for Educators The Professional Perils of 24/7 Electronic Communication Frederick S. Lane www.FrederickLane.com @Cybertraps Yakutat School District Yakutat, AK 27 August 2014

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