Wykoff resident joins KDCOP

November 30, 2010 at 3:42 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Internet may be a bit safer for kids thanks to a Wyckoff resident and the folks behind KDCop.com.

Township resident Douglas Vitale is director of computer and mobile forensics for KDCop, a service for parents and schools led by Keith Dunn, a former detective and DARE New Jersey’s Internet Safety expert.

KDCop trains DARE officers in Web safety and also offers online seminars for parents, as well as in-person presentations for students on staying safe while surfing online.

The Bridgewater-based firm “has been warning and training parents, teachers, law enforcement and other community organizations nationwide about online dangers since 1999,” Dunn said.

“We’ve worked closely with federal, state and local law enforcement as well as public and private investigative teams along the East Coast,” Dunn said.

Dunn is aided by Vitale, the owner of a computer forensics firm, Precision Computer Investigations, which assists both individual and corporate clients on matters ranging from employee misconduct to Internet monitoring.

“Doug brings a lot of depth to KDCop,” Dunn said.

Dunn said he is particulary concerned with the ease by which young people can view sexual material on the Web, as well as the danger of unwitting youths being approached online by people with bad intentions.

“It had been underground and now the Internet has brought it out,” he said.

Dunn has trained with the FBI is certified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Department of Justice.

With Dunn’s experience and with Vitale’s forensics knowledge, Dunn said he believes they can help make the Internet safer, and enjoys getting into schools to speak with students.

“I have always had an ability to connect with students in a way teachers or parents cannot,” he said. “I try to talk in a way kids understand … I am able to know what goes on thanks to the whole staff of interns that help with research.”

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DARE NJ :: D.A.R.E. New Jersey

November 28, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I would like to let everyone know that DARE NJ’s conference will be focused around the fast past internet world that our kids are living in these days.  I will be speaking again this year on cyber safety.

Word has spread across the Country about the KDCOP Cyber Safe show.   I have been booked to speak at DARE North Carolina, DARE NJ, DARE Florida and am waiting to hear back from DARE South Carolina, DARE Maryland, DARE Pennsylvania and DARE International.

Below is a link to last years DARE NJ Conference in Atlantic City.  I am in a couple photos:-)

  DARE NJ :: D.A.R.E. New Jersey.

Parents fed up in case of daughters cyber-bullying

November 23, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This article is so very frustrating.  The biggest thing I got out of the article was in the second paragraph.  “Someone hacked into her daughter’s facebook account”.  Will everyone please put a password on your social networking websites that is hard to crack?  More importantley, DO NOT SHARE PASSWORDS.  90% of these issues aren’t people hacking into your child’s account; it is your child giving everyone and their mother their passwords.  Your kids share passwords like they share pens.  STOP!

Parents fed up in case of daughters cyber-bullying.

Cops increase cyber-bullying 
outreach as teen faces charges | Aspen Daily News Online

November 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I LOVE this judge:-)  It is so great to hear that a judge ordered a teen to stay off facebook and any other social networking websites thatallow her to continue to bully another classmate.  It is judge’s and law enforcement officials like this that will keep the cyber bullying under control.  EVERYONE should learn something here when it comes to bullying.  Get your local law enforcement involved and take them to court.

Cops increase cyber-bullying 
outreach as teen faces charges | Aspen Daily News Online.

Introducing New vBook for Parents, “Have You Googled Your Childs Name?”

November 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This vbook looks like a great tool for parents and anyone who loves to watch books instead of read them.  I placed a call personally to Doreen to see if there was a way we could work together to promote this vbook and am waiting for a call back.  I love the initiative and even though I didn’t watch a copy of the book yet, it sounds like it has a great base.

Introducing New vBook for Parents, “Have You Googled Your Childs Name?”.

Gloucester County Cyber Crimes Unit chief: Internet safety starts at home – NJ.com

November 21, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This all sounds great chief….I agree that we need to educate parents about internet safety 100%.  The reason it is still a major problem online is because we have to educate or kids first.  Kids need someone that they will listen to and have respect for.  Someone who gets down to their level and is open and honest with them about the real dangers online.  Let’s get KDCOP into the schools and talk openly and honestly with our students of Gloucester County.

Keep up the great work Chief

Gloucester County Cyber Crimes Unit chief: Internet safety starts at home – NJ.com.

Cyber Bullying – Harassment On The Internet

November 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This a good article on the dangers of social networking and other applications that can facilitate cyber bullying.  It also has a few good preventative options for the parent.

Cyber Bullying – Harassment On The Internet.

Parental awareness needed to keep kids safe on Internet – news-herald.com

November 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Schools need to bring in a speaker who will reach the kids and make a difference in their lives.  The KDCOP show does just that.  Please bring me into Ohio to talk to your kids TODAY!!!!!Parental awareness needed to keep kids safe on Internet – news-herald.com.

Facebook monitoring by Safetyweb – Ensure internet safety for kids & teens | Submit Free Press Release and Submit Free Articles

November 4, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This sounds like a pretty great safety tool for parents to use to know what their children are doing online.  I have not personally used this product yet so I can not endorse its operation but if anyone has had the oportunity to use this, I would love to hear your reactions.

Facebook monitoring by Safetyweb – Ensure internet safety for kids & teens | Submit Free Press Release and Submit Free Articles.

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