Hacking on large scale can affect massive website damage, a long lasting inconvenience computer hacking is largely common between teenagers and young adult. The majority of the hackers break in to computers not to cause havoc, but easily to find and share
In the past few years, there has been a tremendous amount of improvements of technology use in teenagers causing a new problem to arise. “Half of students admit to being bullied online, while an estimated seventy-nine percent of teenagers say it’s a problem,” (“An Old Problem with a New Face”). Since the rapid growth of technology, cyber bullying has become life-threatening for too many teenagers. Now that teenagers have phones and technology almost twenty-four hours a day, they are putting themselves at a greater risk of being cyber bullied. Cyber bullying is different from regular, old-school bullying; cyber bullying is using the internet to ruin the life of other teenagers.
As the internet grows vastly the more dangerous it becomes to its users. With the new advances in technology cyberspace fraud has been increasing. These new advances have made the internet vulnerable to various kinds of e-commerce fraud. New techniques to detect and prevent cyber fraud have been developed to discover and prevent criminals before the fact, rather than after the damage have been done. Individuals and businesses should recognize each new cyber attack and make themselves aware of the consequences each attack can create.
As social media use continues to increase for teenagers and young adults, so do the concerns on the social development in adolescents due to the internet. Many teens are attracted to social media because it provides a place where they can be anonymous and make friends, when at school they may be too shy to do so. In fact, a survey shows that, “participants...said they were better able to express their true selves online than offline, and they tended to project ideal qualities onto their online partners” However, when you have been given the tools and technology to maintain your lives without even speaking a word to someone face-to-face, it is anything but social. As a teen, social development is critical. During these years, a child will learn how to maintain friendships, thrive in social situations, and other important skills.
The main focus of this paper is to describe the types of computer crimes and its effects on individuals and businesses. Computer crime or Cyber Crime is defined as any type of crime that involves or regards a computer or computer network. Cyber Crime mainly means that the computer may be used as a tool in the commission of the crime or the computer may be the main target of the criminal’s crime. The rapid growth of technology and gadgets as well as the further de... ... middle of paper ... ...ng to many individuals who have suffered from hacking, phishing, scams, identity theft, fraud etc. Computer crime describes a very broad category of offenses, which include anything that requires an electronic device or the Internet.
Chances are that you have a computer in your house with internet access and with interest in technology growing everyday so does cyber bullied. Cyberbullying is happening more than ever and with the percentage of cyber bullying increasing, how does this affect our youth? Studied have shown that the effects of cyberbullying can very from each person but all effects are negative and some go to extreme extent. Cyberbullying is the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically by sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online and 1 in 4 have had it happen multiple times.
They are constantly tweeting, updating statuses, and posting pictures via Instagram. While social media is used by most teenagers today and it introduces them to people they would never have met in the days before the internet, social media, overall, has a harmful effect on how teenagers interact socially face-to-face because of cyberbullying, false identities, and sexting. Cyberbullying is intentionally using media in order to relay false, hostile, or embarrassing information about another person. Parents can often remember when bullying was only used in school, and once a child came home that child was protected. Now, because social media has become so popular among teens, bullying has progressed to online use also.
Due to the endless cruelty and malignity on the internet, teenage insecurity, depression, and suicide has increased greatly and has turned into a pandemic. Nowadays, everyone has either a smartphone or a laptop and if not, has a convenient enough way to get to it. Over the last two decades, technology has grown at an exceedingly fast rate and continues to progress rapidly. Children and teenagers are presented with technology at such a young age that they primarily do not know a world that is not electronically connected or a world without digital gadgets. Cell phones and the internet are a very innovative way to communicate, but in the present day, there is a high availability that teenagers have to find out any information over the web.
In the recent years, our society is witnessing a rapid growth in underage sex crimes due to the online predators. Crimes originated from the internet activities are impacting all cultures, religions and geographic locations. Unfortunately, many sick individuals are overlooked by our law enforcement, and as a result they are victimizing children nation-wide. There is no worse crime than the attacks against youngsters because they are the future of our nation and thus our most precious jewels. The internet is a great tool with abundant benefits, but it has also increased danger because it can be anonymous.
And we’re seeing coordinated cyber-attacks against nation states.” (Fowler 5) Cybercrime is one of the most prevalent and most popular rising crimes being committed today. This is criminal activity done using computers and the Internet. There are millions victims around the world everyday who face these problems. Most people become victims of these at one time or another, but there are ways to avoid or deal with cybercrime by protecting yourself appropriately. I also was one of those victims who faced a similar problem.