Companies Invited to Mine Massive National Database of K-12 Students’ Personal Information

It’s bad enough that Facebook is exploiting the data of minors who have accounts on Facebook. Now, the newest assault on childrens’ privacy is the recent decision to allow marketers access to the data in a massive databsase that contains the private data of millions of children – k-12 students – incuding their name and address, test scores, attendance records, sometimes even their social security number, and which lists whether they have learning disabilities, and more. So far New York and Louisiana have expressed their intention to enter the data of nearly all of their students, and Massachusetts, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, Delaware and Colorado have said they will enter data from “select districts”.

Massive Online Child Porn Ring ‘DreamBoard’ Shut Down

Score one for the good guys: the Justice Department has said that they have taken down a huge, international child pornography ring that ‘met’ on an online bulletin board known as DreamBoard, where the members in the exclusive, members-only Dream Board child porn ring would trade images and videos of children involved in sex acts, all under the age of 12, and including children as young as infants. Heartbreaking!

Police Advise Know Your Child’s Facebook Password, Even If You Have to Steal It!

We have often taken flack for saying that children have no business being on Facebook (or the Internet in general), and that parents really don’t understand the dangers of letting your child on the Internet without adequate supervision and precautions. Now a group of police officers is saying the same thing, going so far as to say that you need to have your child’s Facebook password, and monitor their activity on Facebook – even if it means stealing their Facebook password to do it.

How to Apply Parental Controls to Restrict Web Access, Calls and Texts on Your Child’s T-Mobile Cell Phone

If you are wanting or needing to give your child a cell phone, but want to be able to apply parental controls to restrict access, or even to make their access fully restricted access with them being able to call just a few numbers that you designate, then here is how to do it with T-Mobile. It is important that you understand these steps, and that you both a) don’t let Tmobile tell you that it can’t be done, and (equally important), b) don’t believe T-Mobile when they tell you that it has been done. You will need to do it – or at least check that T-Mobile has really done it – yourself. Here is how to lock down your child’s cell phone account and access, and apply full parental controls, so that they have no Internet access, and can only call and text to pre-approved numbers.

Who’s Watching the Watchers? Google Engineer Spies on Google Users Private Data

More information is coming to light about the situation with Google and David Barksdale, a Google engineer who used his access to the massive stores of data that Google has gathered about its own users to spy on the private lives (and data) of several Google users, who also happened to be minors. That’s right – Google employee David Barksdale was spying on children, even cyberbullying them, using the access that his position with Google afforded him to look at the private information of children. What’s more, it was going on for months.

The Best Site for Divorce Advice for Men and Unmarried Fathers Rights Advice

We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about what we think is the best website that provides both advice for unmarried fathers and divorce advice for men. Whether you are looking for information about a fathers rights to child custody (and if you are unmarried child custody issues can still go either way – custody of children is not dependent on your marital status – an unmarried fathers rights of access to children is the same as if he’d been married to the mother), information about the best way to resolve custody issues (is shared custody best? Should you try to win custody? Go for 50 50 custody of a child?), or information regarding children and divorce, such as the effects of divorce on children (how does divorce affect children?), this should be your go-to website. Fathers, get answers to your separation and divorce questions, information about how to cope with divorce with children, and how to deal with custody of child if never married, all in one place!

Real-Life Example: Picture of Children Filched from Blog and Made All-Too Public

We’ve been telling people for years not to put pictures of your children up online on the Internet. Nobody ever believes us that perfect strangers will not only find those pictures, but do inappropriate things with them. Now here’s a real-life example of this happening. In the instant case, Danielle and Jeff Smith are lucky that “all” that was done with the picture of their children is that it was blown up bigger than lifesize and used in an advertisement half-way around the world.