WSFA: Keeping Your Kids Safe From Online Danger (Video)

WSFA recently aired a segment that highlighted the ACFI and our Cyberkids Protection Initiative. Please visit the following link to view the segment online:

WSFA: A look at the Cyberkids protection initiative that will help keep children safe from online danger

Related News: Online confessions cause concern

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Andalusia Star News published an article titled Online confessions cause concern.

And that’s a topic to which Greg Price, director of the Alabama Computer Forensics Institute at Troy University, can speak. Price, who has worked with Internet safety for nearly two decades and spoken about it in Covington County on several occasions, said sites like this one always disappoint him.

“For the community and parents, I suggest they follow a deliberate, structured approach to address the issues that poor use of technology can create,” Price said. “On our website, whoswatchingalabama.org, we provide a number of online resources.”

Among those resources is a framework called ADMIT, which offers simple steps that foster a safe computing environment for everyone, especially children.

“We designed the ADMIT framework as a tool to assist parents, guardians, and others with these challenging events,” he said.

Source: Andalusia Star News

Download ACFI’s ADMIT Framework (PDF)

Related News: BULLY-PROOF

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Troy Messenger published an article titled BULLY-PROOF.

Pike County residents were able to learn about the epidemic of bullying this Thursday night in Troy when the university held a town hall meeting followed by a vigil to raise bullying awareness.

The meeting took the form of a panel discussion and question-and-answer section in which Pike County residents were able to ask specific questions about bullying.

The panel was composed of Florence Mitchell, Greg Crosby, Sharon Sullivan, Brenda Lampley, Karena Valkyrie and Greg Price.

Price gave a presentation on cyber-bullying before the panel discussion. Price serves as the head of the Alabama Computer Forensics Institute, a group that aids law enforcement officials in technology related criminal cases. “We work an enormous volume of cases involving cyber-bullying and child predators,” Price said. “It is basically anywhere where technology and bad things intersect.”

Source: Troy Messenger

ACFI Recognized as a 2012 Honors Laureate Award Recipient by Computerworld

The Alabama Computer Forensics Institute was recognized for its Cyberkids Initiative as a 2012 Honors Laureate Award recipient by Computerworld.

Complete details are available in the Troy University press release:

TROY earns Laureate honors for internet safety program (March 19, 2012, Troy University)