Law enforcement in modern culture is thus vastly enhanced by technology; it seems that criminals don’t stand a chance. Unfortunately, the same technology that dazzles the business world has a dark side … it might as well be used for damage.
Parents are aware of the dangers lurking around or around their children. Parents have security systems installed in their homes, children are almost always in sight, many conduct practical background surveys of families who even invite their child to play for an hour, and although a parent may consider dropping a group of teenagers off at a mall, they wouldn’t dream of letting their child wander through a mall alone; these are just some of the precautions that the nation has become accustomed to. Amazingly, after taking all these precautions, parents unwittingly allow the criminal element to sneak into their home.
“An estimated 10 million children use the internet without supervision. In 2015, approximately 77 million children will be online. With so many children online, today’s predators can easily find and exploit them. For predators, the internet is an effective and anonymous way of looking up children and care for criminal purposes, such as producing and distributing child pornography, contacting and stalking children for sexual acts, and exploiting children for sexual tourism for personal and commercial purposes. industry of $ 13 billion a year. “
Human trafficking refers to the transportation of people for forced labor, sexual exploitation or other illegal activities. It is estimated that more than 1 million people are trafficked around the world annually; some experts say this could be double.
Human trafficking has become a global company that delivers huge profits for human traffickers and organized criminal groups. Since it’s all quiet, getting reliable statistics is a challenge.
Yet it remains true that many women and children, especially those from abroad, are tricked into human trafficking, pornography, or prostitution with the false promise of an economic opportunity – a job, an income, a role in a movie, or even a movie husband or a position as a nanny. Vacancies are so easy to post online. People who are desperate for work or even temporary income are vulnerable – sometimes parents have settled the situation because they think they are sending their child away from a bad situation in which the child can excel. Many of those who accept these offers from seemingly legitimate sources are in situations where their documents are destroyed, they or their families are threatened, or they are bound by a debt they cannot repay.
Now, online predators and their actions increase with less effort while hidden. Traditionally, people targeting their sites for prey should track sensitive children in public areas, parks, school yards, libraries, or shopping centers. A lot of time had to be spent on “winning” these potential victims. This can be achieved much faster and easier on the internet. Children generally know to stay away from a stranger (and they have an idea what a stranger will look like); but via the internet, predators can hide their identities to such an extent that children fighting for their independence from father and mother find attractive. Children cannot see that the perpetrator is no other child and many children are by nature trusting, eager to learn or independent. These traits have always contributed to the predator’s success; but the information is easier to collect anonymously. Despite lectures at home AND at school, children easily provide personal information in a chat room or via instant messaging that they don’t realize can be traced back to their city … and ultimately to them, quickly and easily. Physical contact may never occur, but perpetrators have learned to employ the children in many ways.
Home improvements make every house a target and everyone a predator. A predator doesn’t have to be a dowdy rat tucked away in a dark room with a computer. Anyone can set up an online business. Students across the country do it every day. A minimal amount of technology is required; the school often takes care of the rest.
Most of the porn SPAM is sent without regard to who is allowed to open the file. A study conducted specifically for the Crimes Against Children Research Center by the University of New Hampshire found that “one in five youth has received a sexual approach or invitation over the internet in the past year … [and that] one in four young people has been exposed to photos of naked people or people who have sex in the past year. “The goal is to bind children to pornography, get them used to the images and then get them to pose. Selling child pornography leads to a different set of Internet-related issues. Many aspects of technology contribute to the success of Internet crime, including some:
Encrypted websites. With anonymous surfing you can watch without leaving a trace in your browser, your computer system, your country, IP address, etc. You can achieve this by entering the address (URL) of the site you want to go to on the free anonymous surf proxy site, and that site will pick up the page for you and present it to you. The site you visit is not receiving any information because the proxy has not sent anything to it. People who want to buy porn can hide themselves.
Web-enabled streaming video: With streaming video or streaming media, a web user doesn’t have to wait to download a large file before seeing the video or hearing the sound. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream and played as it comes in.
Misleading domain names: Such domain names are intended to trick minors into visiting an obscene website. Some examples are whitehouse.com (instead of gov) and hummer.com; these sites explode from pornography when children accidentally click into it.
Email address lists: SPAMers regularly visit chat rooms to collect users’ email addresses (and a bonus is they can know the specific interests). Many can purchase lists legitimately or illegally and then collect them through profiles or yellow pages online. Sexually related or obscene SPAM is then sent to both minors and adults … but minors are less likely to screen their email before opening and are shocked or intrigued by the photos.
The subject is sensitive to both sides of the issue of human trafficking and smuggling: the countries of both victims and perpetrators. No country wants both parties to be announced. This secrecy adds to the lack of stored data and the inability of law enforcement agencies to record patterns and catch criminals. The criminal aspect is not concerned with this stigma, they easily share information within their circle … and make great strides with the good guys.