An unsurprising yet disturbing bit of news popped up on JS Online today – at least 30 students are suspected of trading nude photographs online.

Joe Koch, assistant superintendent of student services for the Waukesha School District, issued a letter to parents urging them to keep an eye on their students’ online activities and to notify police if they find any of the images. The district and police are also circulating two public service announcements detailing the dangers of sexting.

Do you know what your kids are doing online? My guess is that, through little fault of your own, you really don’t know. Do they have cell phones? Our kids are raised with technology and are outpacing most of us when it comes to understanding and usage.

I have wanted to offer a course on protecting your family online for quite some time now because I have seen a desperate need for this information. After reading that article today, I think the time has come. Please let me know if you would be interested in (virtually) attending a webinar hosted by me to explain some of the dangers of the cyber world today and offer simple, practical steps you can take to protect your family immediately. You DO NOT have to be a techno-geek to follow along. This will be geared towards the everyday non-tech parent.

The dangers, both physical and spiritual, are real. Feel free to come with questions! My professional life is deep in the technical world and I would love to shed some light on this incredibly important topic. Comment on this article if you are interested. Thanks!