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May 5th, 2011

Survey: Educators Lack Training To Teach Online Safety
America's K-12 teachers are ill-prepared to educate students on the basics of online safety, security and ethics, and more than a third of teachers receive no training in cybersecurity issues, according to a coalition of government and private technology experts that released a study today.

DA's office launching new 'sexting' program
SYRACUSE -- The Onondaga County district attorney's office is starting up a new program for those arrested or those in danger of being arrested for 'sexting'. It's an educational program," says Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick.

"Sexting" with a Minor Lands Man in Jail
MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis police say a man has been arrested for using his cellphone to send lewd pictures to a minor. According to an affidavit, 18-year-old James Johnson sent text-message pictures of his penis to a 15-year-old girl on April 19, 2011. Additionally, Johnson asked the girl to send him text-message pictures of her genitals.

Local Man Arrested For Transporting Minor He Met Online
On Thursday, May 5, 2011 The Quincy Police Department arrested James Tommy Carter, Jr., 37, of Quincy, Florida after Carter drove 1,200 miles to Omaha, Nebraska and picked up a 17 year old teenager he met on-line and transported her back to his home in Quincy, Florida.

Alleged sexual predator from Windber arrested
A 58-year-old Somerset County man has been accused of using the Internet to proposition what he apparently believed were two 13-year-old girls. The "girls" were agents of the state Attorney General's Child Predator Unit.

Gainesville chef among 17 arrested in Internet child-sex sting
A Gainesville chef was among the 17 men arrested following a five-day, cyber-sting in St. Johns County. The Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office were among the agencies participating in the operation. According to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s office, the investigation “involved undercover detectives posing as juveniles or parents online to arrange for unknown suspects to meet with them at an undercover house.

Ex-Rutgers student accused of invasion of privacy in Tyler Clementi case to appear in court
MIDDLESEX COUNTY— A former Rutgers University student accused of watching a secret webcast of another student's same-sex encounter, will be appearing Friday before a judge in New Brunswick. Molly Wei, 19, of West Windsor, who has been charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly viewing freshman Tyler Clementi's encounter in a dorm room, will appear at 9 a.m. before Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman.

Sexting can not only be a crime, it can lead to suicide
Many of us enjoy the convenience of texting, but some teenagers are using this communication method to send around sexually explicit pictures and messages. It's called sexting and police say some of the kids don't understand the repercussions of it.



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