A new resource is out from author Thomas J. Shaw titled, “Children and the Internet: A Global Guide for Lawyers and Parents.” Mr. Shaw is an attorney based in Asia who specializes in Internet law and information law. He’s tackled one of the trickiest topics I know in order to help people like myself and groups like school districts, lawyers and organizations interested in protecting children online. Laws around such topics as cyberbullying or privacy continue to evolve and it is necessary to have online or desk-side reference material to help a non-legal type like me understand it all. As an employee of a large corporation, I am blessed to have in-house legal experts to turn to, but not all people are so lucky.
I have just read this marvelous book and can recommend it wholeheartedly. Mr. Shaw’s material is well organized so you can refer to the exact item you need and well written so that anyone can read it cover to cover and get an excellent picture of the international efforts to govern the online world. Perhaps you’ve heard of data breaches and wonder what your consumer rights are? Or your child was caught in a cyberbullying incident and you’re not sure whether she can be expelled from her public school? Laws vary dramatically from state to the state in the US and from country to country around the world. Even if you find a good online resource, we all know it can be hard to know which resources are reliable or even up-to-date.
The audience for this material may be specialized but I think for those who write about internet issues, are concerned with understanding the differences between COPA, CIPPA and COPPA, or want to guide internet use policies for their schools, this book is just for you. It’s currently available via online ordering from the American Bar Association .