They know where we are, they know what we are doing they know how fast we are going, they know where we were last and who we know.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
Parry Aftab, a leading expert in the prevention of cyberbullying talked with Dr. Rod Berger about how we can protect kids from some of the dangers that exist in our digital world on the Core of Education. Aftab authored the first Internet safety book in the world, "A Parents Guide to the Internet," and both founded and runs the world's oldest and largest cybersafety charity, WiredSafety, as an unpaid volunteer.
Dr. Berger asked Aftab about her work, which started 15 years ago as what was supposed to be a one-year project to break up a child pornography ring. They discuss online safety, privacy, school and public policy, Aftab's $1.5 million toolkit that is available for free to any school, and the unique danger associated with apps on mobile devices.
"Because they work on mobile devices that have multiple capabilities, they know where we are, they know what we are doing, they know how fast we are going, they know where we were last, and who we know," Aftab says about apps. "These technologies tap into our mobile devices to get things about us in ways we've never thought of, and that's a problem."
For more information on Aftab's work, visit her website Stop Cyberbullying.
About the Core of Education
The Core of Education is an op-ed blog and podcast interview series hosted by Rod Berger, PsyD, and underwritten by RANDA Solutions. The Core focuses on vital issues to educators and policy-makers, as Dr. Berger interviews key education thought-leaders from across the nation and around the world. Core podcasts work to provide a platform for open, honest discussion and debate on education challenges and triumphs. Berger, interviews international policy makers, ed entrepreneurs, state commissioners, district admins, and teachers and strives to insure everyone involved has a platform to learn, and that’s what’s at the "Core of Education."