Beyond Online Safety: Teaching Moral and Ethical Decision Making//Publisher of Ads Offering Children for Sex Hides Behind Immunity Section 230 of CDA

Nov 08, 2014, 12:08 AM

The Social Network Show welcomes Dr. Carrie James in Part 1 and Carrie Goldberg in Part 2 on the November 7, 2014 episode.

Part 1 with guest Dr. Carrie James

Beyond Online Safety: Teaching Moral and Ethical Decision Making

Dr. Carrie James, sociologist, researcher at Harvard's Project Zero, and author of Disconnected: Youth, New Media and the Ethics Gap talks about the impact of growing up digital on our young people and our communities. Dr. James explains the research and shares the results of the interviews they did with youth age 10 to 25.  This valuable and interesting discussion covers the following points and more:

Digital life and ones moral and ethical dilemmas Privacy, ownership, codes of conduct and developing norms in the digital realm Consideration of others when making decisions about online actions Blindspots in the thinking of youth when it comes to online actions Concerns among youth about their online life versus what parents are concerned about

Carrie James is a sociologist and a researcher at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research explores young people’s digital, moral, and civic lives.  With Howard Gardner, she co-directs the Good Play Project, a research and educational initiative focused youth, ethics, and the new digital media, and the Good Participation project, a study of how youth “do civics” in the digital age. Carrie is also co-PI of the Out of Eden Learn project, an educational companion to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek’s epic Out of Eden walk. Her publications include Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap (The MIT Press, 2014). Carrie has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University.


Part 2 with guest, Carrie Goldberg

Publisher of Ads Offering Children for Sex Hides Behind Immunity Section 230 of CDA

Carrie Goldberg, founding attorney at C.A. Goldberg, PLLC and television legal correspondent talks about the litigations against and their aiding and abetting in child sex trafficking. She explains how they are claiming immunity from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) which immunizes websites from liability for content their users post. Carrie Goldberg is the founding attorney at C. A. Goldberg, PLLC in Brooklyn, New York. Carrie litigates in the arenas of Internet privacy, sexual assault, and elder abuse in state and federal courts. Among the trial and appellate cases Founding Attorney Carrie Goldberg has litigated is In the Matter of A. M., the case of first impression in NYS Supreme Court Case transferring end-of-life medical decision-making to responsible family members to promote humane deaths. She has lectured about exploitation, revenge porn and guardianship at numerous law schools and bar associations and repeatedly for the NYS Office of Court Administration.

Carrie blogs ( about privacy, the law and sexual victimization and is frequently interviewed about emerging news stories involving sex crimes and nonconsensual sexual exposure online, including by the BBC, The Atlantic’s The Wire, Elle, HuffPost Live, Vice News, Fox411. Cosmo featured her as a “Fun Fearless Female” in August 2014 for her “cyber-crusading.” She is a regular television legal correspondent on Fox29.

Carrie graduated from Vassar College, Brooklyn Law School and the Bucerius International Business Law Program in Hamburg, Germany. Before opening her practice Carrie worked in nonprofits for 15 years advocating for Holocaust Survivors and lawyering for victims of elder abuse, DV, and asylum-seekers. She managed the legal department at the Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. Guardianship Project until early 2014.

Carrie continues to litigate for The Vera Institute of Justice as of counsel. She also represents individual victims of revenge porn, unauthorized sex tapes, child pornography, Title IX discrimination, DV, and sexual assault.