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Friday, 24 January 2014 00:00

Cyberstalking Suicides on the Increase

One of the saddest and most disturbing trends associated with the use of Internet social networking and chat platforms by teens is the increased incidence of suicides caused by cyberstalking and online bullying. One recent case in Florida involved a 12-year-old girl who leapt to her death from an abandoned concrete factory silo after constant harassment by two of her peers. No Escape What made Rebecca Ann Sedwick’s case even more heartbreaking is that the bullying which finally caused her…
Saturday, 18 January 2014 00:00

Tips for Protecting Your Child Online

There are just too many dangers lurking online for parents not to take an active role in managing their children’s Internet activities. The news is full of incidents of cyberbullying, cyberstalking, identity theft and other threats. Other, less immediate, but nonetheless important concerns also exist for children who use the Internet.It’s becoming more and more common for employers and even college admissions boards to scrutinize an applicant’s online profile - or “digital footprint” - before hiring or accepting, and both…
Friday, 10 January 2014 00:00

Who is Spying on You?

The recent controversy over the extensive spy network which has been set up and maintained by the United States National Security Agency (NSA), shows no signs of abating anytime soon. As fresh revelations continue to be released regarding the NSA’s spying activities involving not only citizens, but international corporate entities and government officials (even allies!), most of the world has begun to wonder if there is any privacy left at all. And it’s not just the USA doing the spying.…
In the recent Hollywood film, Paranoia, audiences got a glimpse into the world of high-level, high-stakes corporate espionage. Although the film was based on a fictional story, the world of corporate spying is all too real, as companies jealously guard their secrets in a world where secrets are very difficult to keep. With spy technology available to anyone, such as mobile monitoring software which can easily be installed on any smartphone or tablet, corporations are at risk in ways no…
Friday, 20 December 2013 00:00

Cyberbullying Prevention

Cyberbullying: Online and Vulnerable Along with all the advantages of today’s unprecedented level of interconnectivity, comes certain dangers. We live in a world of instant communication and access - on the Internet, news (especially bad news) travels extremely fast and often spreads far and wide before anything can be done to control it. For children and teens, this instant and pervasive accessibility can cause serious problems. Kids are capable of instigating rumors and threats that can lead other kids into…