NJ National Guard Recommendation

May 18, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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To My Fellow National Guard Child and Youth Program Colleagues,
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Keith Dunn, KDCOP, to you as a “Presenter of Excellence”. Keith Dunn is an expert in the field of cyber safety. Keith developed his love and expertise as a Detective for the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. His degree in Criminal Justice and Computer Forensics, along with his insight as an active member of the National Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, and being proactively involved in the arrest and prosecution of internet predators and internet offenders promoted his creditability to our NJ Guard Teen Panel.
Beyond Keith Dunn’s credentials, he has a remarkable ability to connect with our military teens. This may be attributed to him being a former member of the United States Air Force. Keith represented his Country during Operation Desert Storm. During his tour on active duty, Keith performed as a singer and dancer for “Tops in Blue”, a USO type military performing group started and operated by Bob Hope. Keith incorporates storytelling and has a great sense of humor, which captivates the teens and leaves them wanting more.
Many of our Guard Teen Panel members have had the opportunity to witness Keith Dunn in their school assembly. Consistently, it is reported that Keith Dunn has a special gift of capturing the attention and interest of youth. The stories he tells, the way he interacts with his audience, and his willingness to listen creates an atmosphere that allows the teens to share their experiences and vulnerabilities. One of our teens stated, “Mr. Keith has really helped me to change the way I communicate on social media websites.” Another teen stated, “Keith Dunn made the dangers of social media become real to me. Before, I knew that danger existed, but his experience as an investigator really slapped me in the face and helped me to change my behavior online.”
Keith Dunn is exceptionally gifted. He is helping our teens change their behavior and protect themselves while on the internet. It is with great honor that I recommend him to your youth organizations. Knowledge is very powerful; however, converting knowledge into behavior change is the ultimate protection against being a victim or perpetrator of cyber crimes.
I am honored to have worked with Keith and I am very excited about working with him in the near future.
With Warm Regards,

Nicole L. Morgan- Lewis
NJ National Guard Youth Coordinator
State Family Programs
MPSC Contractor
1048 Route 206 South
Bordentown, NJ 08505

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KDCOP Updates

May 18, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Hey everyone. April and May so far have been pretty slow months this year. June looks like it is going to pick up with the NJ National Guard summer camp and some other assemblies throughout our Garden State. Although the past couple months have been slow on the speaking side of the KDCOP Foundation, the business and entertainment development side have been blowing up with new ideas. On top of new ideas, KDCOP has been asked to be part of Experian’s Identity Theft Leadership Council. This council gets together 4 times a year and works on new ways to keep people’s identity safe while shopping or just browsing the internet.

One of the newest and most amazing shows that we have developed on the entertainment side is the Cyber Safe/Leadership Workshop which is in VERY high demand. This workshop is a half day long and perfect for summer camps and youth leadership teams from all over the world. The VA National Guard has seen it twice already and we are scheduled for another workshop on July 30th. This new workshop brings cyber safety and amazing, interactive leadership exercises directly to your teens. Keeping in mind that we all want to be included with something, the workshop brings the attendees together like no other program. It allows our youth from all nationalities and different cultures to understand, accept and welcome one another into their world. This technique opens up the teen’s eyes to better understand what it is like to be an outsider as well.

Since no one wants to be left out, we conclude the workshop with an exercise that really gets to the heart of each teen’s issues and, in most cases, brings a tear or two to everyone’s eye.

If you’re looking for that one of a kind, dynamic, entertaining, funny, interactive and engaging workshop for your teens then contact me TODAY!!!!

Keith@kdcop.com
http://www.kdcop.com

Love ya!!!! See you soon

Facebook Founder Stalked: Ironies in a Digital Age

February 8, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This article was something that I think everyone should read. It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone can be a victim of cyber stalking. It is when things happen like in this article that it gets really scary….Can someone say CREEPER ALERT?

NBC Today show reports that Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is a victim of cyber and physical stalking. Consider this fact-the person who created the hottest virtual space to openly share and connect with friends, family and business around the world is causality of his own creation. The stalker, Pradeep Mamukanda, has written rambling text asking Mr. Zuckerberg in an email for a position at Facebook. Mr. Mamukanda has stalked Mr. Zuckerberg online, went to his place of business and showed up outside his home with a bouquet of flowers.

Courts in California have issued a restraining order forbidding Mr. Mamukanda from being within 300 ft and to stop all communication with Mr. Zuckerberg. It makes one wonder the benefits of having your life an open book for people to know every last detail about you; likes, dislikes, events and places. Now with smart phones, GPS, location-based social networking and Facebook places, people can know your every move and be there to greet you whether you are expecting them or not.

It makes me wonder if this happen to the creator, founder and face of Facebook, what about the millions of people that have experienced a similar fate. Consider how easy it is to be found on Facebook. For that matter Google your name. I have met both individuals and families whose lives will never be the same, whose identities have been stolen and used against them. One example is a young single mom. A co-worker stole her identity, created a gmail and Facebook account in her name, started ‘friending’ friends only to harass and pester them. This man has stolen her cyber-identity, her life and peace of mind. She has had to close all her accounts, eliminate identifying elements on an email address. She is trying to repair the damage by reaching out to friends and family. Few believe her story.

As she explains her nightmare, it’s clear she has little recourse in the digital age. This man is technically savvy and has eluded local, state, federal and international law enforcement. This young woman is unable to interact in a digital world. Few people understand the stress that this has caused her. She is alone in a world that does not understand the consequences of cyber-stalking and identity theft. These are real people and real lives.

Mr. Zuckerberg has the clout and money to battle this latest setback in his personal/professional life; however, many people like Mr. Zuckerberg are without resources to fight back. Do you know the signs of cyber-stalking and cyber-bullying? If you believe you are a victim of cyber-stalking or identity theft, it’s important to:

• Not respond or engage with a cyber-stalker-bully

• Contact your service provider explain situation

• Change your phone, email and cell numbers

• Ask to block-trace phone

• Contact your local law enforcement

• Contact ISP to report abuse and close the account

• Change your email to a non-descript string that does not identify you.

• Activate all security settings on social networking sites and email accounts

In a digital and mobile world, we have a lot less protection. Our personal and professional lives are open as Facebook.

Facebook may be Enabling Man/Boy Love Relationships

September 29, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Posted in bullying, child, child abuse, children, Cyberbullying, internet, internet safety, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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I am sure that Facebook doesn’t have enough manpower to police their site like they really should. I am sure that if someone from the Facebook HQ saw these type of sites, they would have taken them down immediatley.

The Internet is the number one destination for pedophiles because they believe that technology grants these criminals anonymity.” That’s a quote from Thomas Harrington, the FBI’s Executive Assistant Director for Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch on August 2, 2010. And given the latest news from FOX, Mr. Harrington’s statement couldn’t be more dead-on.

Bear with me, but according to the Fox article posted today, the world’s largest pro-pedophilia advocacy group, NAMBLA (The North American Man/Boy Love Association), has been using Facebook to connect with its members throughout the world. Granted, the groups/pages have recently been removed from Facebook due to the media attention, but it doesn’t diminish the fact that FoxNews.com found hundreds of links to NAMBLA’s website, and 87 NAMBLA groups (fake and real) on Facebook.

Some Facebook pages showed children as young as 4 and 5, according to FoxNews’ research. One page “features a photo of a man being kissed on the cheek by a small child. Its description reads: ‘We are the North American Man/Boy Love Association. Our sole purpose is to push forward the concept that a consenting man (18+) and a consenting minor (-18) can have a sexual and loving relationship legally.'”

Hemanshu Nigam, co-chairman of President Obama’s Online Safety Technology Working Group and a member of the board of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said, “‘This is just the downright filthiest of society setting up on Facebook in a public way, and the question is, ‘Why is Facebook allowing this?'”. A valid question for anyone wondering why NAMBLA has existed as long as it has on Facebook (remember: 87 groups and 100s of links).

In response to an email from FoxNews.com, a spokesman from Facebook said “Facebook is highly self-regulating, and users can and do report content that they find questionable or offensive. Our team of investigations professionals reviews these reports, removes content that violates our policies, and escalates to law enforcement as necessary.” Moderation and regulation aside, what about the groups on Facebook that have been protesting against NAMBLA? Have their voices gone unheard, or are they simply being ignored? Another valid question, especially considering Facebook’s email response to FoxNews.

Sadly, the NAMBLA movement doesn’t end there. The FoxNews article also points out that NAMBLA supporters around the world use a blog called “boy chat”to provide advice to one another on how to solicit their victims on sites like Facebook. “Users provide tips on using the site to assist others in having real-life conversations with children; share tips for evading the eye of law enforcement while trolling Facebook for victims; post changes in privacy policy of social media sites; and even suggest specific individuals to target.”

Most people would find this news shocking, and they’d probably wonder exactly how a group like this can even exist in the first place-I know I did. According to FoxNews, NAMBLA members are protected by their First Amendment rights. As a form of free speech, advocates are able to freely express their feelings that boy/man relationships are “natural”, and the only reason these relationships are currently frowned upon in society is because of malicious consent laws which aim to “harm” young people. Michelle Collins of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said, “Thinking or advocating for adult-child sex is protected by the First Amendment, but committing acts of adult-child sex is illegal. The challenge for law enforcement is identifying when something goes from free speech to a crime being committed”.

Laws aside, the fact is that Facebook allowed this to happen. They can say that they don’t condone groups/members like NAMBLA on Facebook as much as they want, but when it takes national media attention to get rid of the problem, it’s kind of hard to believe that Facebook actually cares about the safety of their young members.

I think James Marsh, an attorney for victims of child sexual exploitation, summed it up perfectly when he said, “Facebook has a moral and public duty to monitor and stop this activity on their site. Hiding behind legal technicalities is not enough to be a good corporate citizen in the digital age,” Marsh said. “Facebook needs to put children ahead of profits and do what Congress and the American people expect — protect our kids from criminals like NAMBLA.”

Parents, don’t breathe a sigh of relief that you no longer have to worry because the NAMBLA group has been taken down. A few clicks away, your son or daughter may stumble upon the group dedicated to: “smoking crack and having unprotected sex with strangers”.

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