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Jason P. Stadtlander
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Jason P. Stadtlander is the author of several books. The most recent, The Steel Van Man, was released on on book retailers in August. He has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years as a network engineer.

He also teaches classes on how parents and foster parents can protect their children from online bullying.

A native of Ohio, Jason currently lives in northern Massachusetts with his family.

Entries by Jason P. Stadtlander

Misleading the People, Abuse of Power and the Bible

(3) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 2:17 PM

The media, social and mainstream thrive on two things -- 1. Shock Value and 2. Virality.

I read an article recently about a church in Georgia that posted a sign out front. It states “Homosexuality is a death worthy crime. - Leviticus 20:13”

I was taken aback...

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Email Spoofing: Explained (and How to Protect Yourself)

(1) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 7:01 AM

Recently a co-worker asked me "Why do people even bother to spoof my email address?"

First, for those of you joining me that have no idea what the term spoofing means - let us examine that.

Spoofing is defined as:

/spo͞of/
verb
1. imitate (something) while exaggerating...

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Guns and Children -- Don't Be Ignorant

(23) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 9:26 AM

Last month I wrote an article discussing guns, gun bans and the concept that business bans or restrictions on guns offer a safe haven for killers in “Gun Bans a Safe Haven for Killers”.

During my research and discussion for this article, questions regarding children and guns came up...

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Money Is Evil and Wrinkles Are Blessings

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 12:48 AM

If money is the root of all evil, then contempt and jealousy is the tree that blossoms from it. Not that I believe money in itself is the root of evil, but that people's desire, quest for, obsession with and what they compromise to get it, is often what we...

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MMOs and MMORG -- Control Your Kids Online Gaming

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 12:04 PM

I have a strict policy in my house. No MMO games, or rather -- no MMOs that are actually enabled online.

I know, some of you parents and grandparents are saying, “What? What’s an MMO?”

MMO or MMOG (which also falls under MMORPG) stands for Massive...

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Gun Bans a Safe Haven for Killers

(167) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:54 PM

Recently Panera Bread released a notice that they will be banning guns within all their restaurants. Although I understand the concern behind this decision, I believe this is not truly being thought through to its logical conclusion.

Panera is not the first to make such a policy. They...

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Then and Now: How 9/11 Changed the United States 13 Years Later

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 1:49 PM

As dusk swallowed the day on Oct. 15, 2001, I sat in the cockpit of the Piper Warrior I was planning to fly from Lawrence, Massachusetts, to Sanford, Maine. My plan was to perform "touch and gos," basically maneuvers to practice takeoffs and landings. I had done my weight and...

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Casting Off Stereotypes: I Am More Than a Label

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 2:02 PM

It never occurred to me how emphatic the world was about slapping a label on each person until I was in my mid-20s and someone said to me, "Do you consider yourself a Christian?"

I know, you may not think being called a Christian is a label, but it is....

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40 Years on the Fence

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 4:23 PM

This week I turn 40 years old.

I will admit that last week, I was pretty down about the whole idea of leaving my 30s in my past.

"It's just a number..." my friends told me, "Forty is the new 30."

True, 40 is just a number,...

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Your Ducking Conversations Censored

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 4:06 PM

All of us who have iOS (and a filthy mouth) and text, email or otherwise chat know how irritating it can be to have your colorful metaphors changed to "ducking," "shot" and "Damon" and so on through the censorship of Apple.

Unfortunately the situation often presents itself when you...

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A Parents Guide to Minecraft

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 6:09 PM

"Daddy can we download Minecraft?" asked my son one afternoon.

I heard other friends of mine mention it from time to time, no one could really tell me what it was or what kids did within the game. So, as with every other technology, I told my son that...

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The World Our Children Will Never Know

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 4:13 PM

Growing up in the 1980s, and being a young adult in the '90s, I came to realize (as did many of us) just how much our world was changing in a permanent way forever. I look back on the world I grew up in, and no matter how much I...

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Lunch Letters: The Little Things We Can Do to Brighten Our Child's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 3:02 PM

I'm a sap, I admit it. I love my children with every cell in my body and I would move heaven and earth to help them.

While making lunches for my 7- and 8-year-old every day, I almost always include a small note. It isn't anything fancy, just a...

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Seniors and Technology -- Bridging the Years and Miles

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 12:32 PM

Normally I write about children and technology, but this time I want to look at the other side of the user spectrum -- our senior generation. Working both with seniors and technology for years, I have found many things that would make life easier for them in our technological society,...

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A Parent's Guide to Online Technology for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 4:44 PM

From Wii U, to iPods to DS3 handhelds, an enormous amount of money will be spent on technology for children this holiday season. With these purchases, we as parents also need to be vigilantly aware of what the various technologies are capable of, how to watch what our children are...

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How to Handle Your Child's Social Media Disaster

(4) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 5:19 PM

In my last article, "Your Child: A Sheep Among the Wolves," I discussed the dangers today's parents are facing with the Internet and child predators. Today, I would like to focus on some of the more daunting questions dealing with what a parent can do when preventive measures...

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Your Child: A Sheep Among the Wolves

(12) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 4:44 PM

Walking into the small room at the Massachusetts Foster Parent program, I saw several faces I recognized and several I didn't -- all of them eager to hear some information on how they could wrap their minds around the technological mystery that today's youth have grown up in....

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