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The rhyme or reason of cybercrime

  1. 1. The Rhyme or Reason of Cybercrime: The What , Where , When , How and Why about Cyber-Pedophiles PSY 492 Deoid’e Cunningham February, 29 th, 2012 M7 A2
  2. 2. The What, Where, When, How and Why about Pedophiles for Children to Know, Recognize and Avoid being their Victim. <ul><li>WHAT - Pedophiles are adults that have what is categorized as a behavioral disorder, which causes these adults to seek out juvenile's to set up meetings with intent to have sexual interactions. </li></ul><ul><li>WHERE - In this case the pedophiles go onto social networks where juveniles might be looking for someone friendly and fun to have chats with, no matter who they are. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>WHEN - The pedophile may start out with simple, harmless subject matter, such as what a person likes to do with their spare time. Children need to know that when these questions get more personal or include sexual content it is time to end the chat. </li></ul><ul><li>HOW - One way that the pedophiles get their point across is to flat out state that they are interested in the juvenile on a sexual basis. The other, less abrupt, method is to start out friendly and then lead up to how they are sexually interested in the juvenile. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>WHY - The whole point of either tactic used in the chat is to see if the juvenile is willing and able to meet somewhere. The main intent of the pedophile wanting to meet is to go through with their sexual fantasies and/or the sexual content that most likely occurred in their chat room discussions. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The What, Where, When, How and Why about Pedophiles for Adults/Parents to Know about, Learn and Teach their own and other Children. <ul><li>WHAT - There needs to be knowledge about what to watch for on social networks that are caution signs or red flags. The purpose is to put parental blocks to stop access to those sites on their computer. One of those caution signs tend to be sites where a visitor can hide identity factors such as gender, name and age. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>WHERE - The adults need to know where the juveniles are visiting when online. There are social networks that are accessible to people of any age. All they need to do is mark a box agreeing that they are 18 years of age or older. These social networks are obviously made for adults and contain adult subject matter and other adults to chat with. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>WHEN - It is ultimately the parents choice of when to explain the dangers of using the internet to their children. However, there is an increasing need to teach children at a younger age such as middle school and even in the later years of grade school. The schools are choosing to educate these students about these dangers. The reason is because of the incorporation of computer usage with school work. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>HOW - The type of explanation and specific dangers tend to vary based on the age ranges. The best emphasis to use with the younger age range is about not talking to strangers, even when applied to cyberspace. The age ranges after grade school should be told about the aspect of sexual and/or physical dangers. The adult who is explaining, whether it is a teacher or a parent, should use easy to understand vocabulary with any age range. The more complex words and examples get the less likely the child is to listen and/or comprehend what is being emphasized. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>WHY - The main purpose and most important reason for why adults/parents should learn and teach the dangers of the internet is obviously for safety. If they learn about the dangers they will be better at teaching their own and other children more effectively. The more effective the teaching the better the chance is of stopping the cycle or at least lowering the amount of juveniles becoming victims of the pedophiles. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>This purpose of my Power Point Presentation is to clarify that my topic was cybercrime. I chose to focus mainly on the need for juveniles to be educated by their parents or other adults, such as their teachers, about the dangers of pedophiles on social networks. There was coverage of the five basic areas of What, Where, When, Why and How children/juveniles can know, recognize and avoid being the victim of the “cyber-pedophiles”. There is also coverage of those same five basic areas that the adults/parents can know about, learn and teach their own and/or other children. There was no mention of the following, but it is also an important part of this cybercrime issue. There can be psychological damage from becoming a victim of a pedophile. This makes it that much more important to do everything possible to help juveniles to learn and follow the steps to avoid becoming a victim. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>There is also importance to being able to help teach juveniles that if they were unfortunately victimized by a pedophile that it needs to be properly addressed with seeking therapy right away. There also needs to be the emphasis of reporting the pedophile to the proper authorities to help stop them from victimizing any other juveniles. It is important to let these juveniles know that they should not be ashamed to say anything. They actually need to know that they should be proud that they spoke up and stopped the pedophile from continuing on with the potentially harmful actions. The other way to stop this from reoccurring is to post their own comments on social sites about who or in several cases what “screen name” to avoid talking to. The same tool the pedophiles use can also be used against them if juveniles let others on social networks know who to avoid chatting with. There is nothing wrong with speaking up and being heard especially when it helps to trap the offenders in their own web. </li></ul>