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Protect Your Children From Cyber Stalkers

The Child Online Protection Act has been a major legislation in the United States of America, enacted in 1998 with the stated intention of restricting access to any material on the Internet, specifically defined as dangerous to such children. The act established a child safe internet filter, a blockage tool that effectively filters out material that is not suitable for viewing by anyone younger than the age of twelve. At present, a child is considered old enough to be able to understand the dangers on the Internet and he or she can decide for him or herself whether or not he wishes to view potentially dangerous materials on the Internet. In other words, the Child Online Protection Act tries to protect children from harm online.

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This act has indeed achieved its aim of putting a stop to those naughtinesssome sites that prey on children and lure them into viewing things that are too adult in nature. But the impact of the act has been greater than anticipated. The Child Online Protection Act has led to many other laws being implemented. For instance, the United States Department of Justice seeks to put every school on an internet monitoring program. School officials believe that such programs will help in protecting children from being harassed or having inappropriate relationships with individuals who are in their teenage hood.

Moreover, the Internet itself has become a haven for predators. And children are being left behind in the comfort of their homes while they are subjected to online harassment by adults who pose as harmless students. Such acts may not just harm a child physically but emotionally as well. Parents should be made aware of such hazards on the Internet and the rights that they have regarding their child’s privacy on the Internet and about their child’s right to privacy when it comes to surfing the Internet. It is high time that parents learn how to make their child safe in the cyberworld.

How do we make our child safe when the Internet is not that much separated from the real world? We could start by giving tips and guidance to our children. That does not mean that we would prohibit our children from using the Internet but at least we could monitor the activities that they are undertaking online. We could, for example, block inappropriate contents or we could monitor the locations where they visit to prevent them from being in danger. In fact, there are many children online today that might have heard about a program called “Cyber Stalkers” but are unaware of the fact that it exists and are taking advantage of the situation.

There are some parents who are unaware that there are actually programs available that allow parents to track the activity that their child may be undertaking online. This kind of software will allow you to see what your child is doing in different areas of the Internet and at different times. If there are sites that your child is viewing that is not supposed to be viewed by the public, then you can see the site log.

Of course, there are many children online today that are trying to gain access to “bad news” about certain public figures. There are even some instances where a child may want to spread rumors about his/her parents or worse, their own school and this can lead to legal action. This can also lead to the child having to remain offline and that is not a good situation for a child. It would certainly not do any good for their studies. Parents today have to be very careful as they are being monitored by cyber stalkers all the time.

In fact, some parents are unaware that the Child Online Protection Act has been enacted into law. Most of us never even knew that such a thing existed until the recent news stories regarding this matter. It is pretty scary to think that our child could be performing some very bad activities in front of a computer and we do not have an idea of what these activities are.

Unfortunately, it seems like child online protection acts are not enough to protect our children any more. The cyber world seems to be growing every day and it is easy for a child to get caught up in it and begin to do things that they should not be doing in front of a computer screen. As parents, we need to be aware of all of the available options that we have when it comes to protecting our children. We also need to keep in mind that there are predators out there that are taking advantage of this current legislation. It is our responsibility to be sure that our children are protected at all times.

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Iran Cyber Attack Discussed

Is Iran cyber attacking the United States of America? Yes, it is and here is why; Iran has acquired or is getting very close to nuclear warheads and atomic bombs. In fact many former government officials and intelligence sources say they have been told by contacts in Iran that Iran is very close indeed to actually producing a mini-nuke. Iran has said publicly that if you attack them they will go after your oil supplies or worse yet attack American bases in Afghanistan and Kuwait. Is Iran’s intentions true or is this just rhetoric? What do you think?

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One former high level US government advisor, James Carden, has stated; “I think it is clear that Iran is up to no good. It appears to me that whatever the Iranian leadership thinks is good for them is also bad for us.” You see, that’s quite a scary thought isn’t it? Now then will this new war with Iran go exactly as predicted? Well let’s consider this shall we? Consider if you will the recent news that Iran has cyber attacked the United States; the State Department was informed of this in a meeting and yet no one will take any responsibility to the leaks or leaking to the media.

What does that mean? Well, it means that Iran may well have hacked into the unclassified email database of the United States Department of State and passed on sensitive information. The head of the State Department was not notified of this in any way. How far would these hackers go to obtain such delicate information?

Further more; “The cyber war between Iran and the United States is already on and it is escalating,” said Carden. “A war with Iran will spell disaster for the United States and our people.” Wow, pretty scary stuff and quite accurate I’d say.

Iran has a long history of cyber warfare against the United States, other countries and its allies. Many times they’ve used this information to build up support for their cause. Is Iran planning a future cyber strike on the US with agents in the US? Is this what they’re hoping for? If so why do we not see them cut off US communications bandwidth, interfere with civilian internet sites and shut down our financial systems?

We cannot sit back and allow Iran to use these types of methods to hurt us. The cyber space is constantly changing and advancing. It will come back to haunt us all in the future. What’s good for Iran is bad for us and this cyber warfare is not only unfortunate but totally counterproductive. It’s time to stop the bleeding and put a stop to Iran’s malicious actions and prevent the cyber attacks from happening.

If Iran is trying to set up cyber attacks against the United States; they need to know that the United States and her allies are going to protect the nation. If we fail to defend ourselves and our interests, then Iran and her proxy terrorist group can set off a cyber strike on the US and our people and our nation will be on the wrong side of history. If Iran would ever consider cyber attacks on the United States, it is another sign that they will continue to push America around, try to take over the region and continue to destabilize the world. It makes no sense for the United States and her allies to allow Iran to have nuclear weapons.

If the Iranian government wants to stop at nothing to stop at first, then they must know that the United States and her allies are not afraid to protect the American people and our interests. If Iran is really worried about cyber attacks on their computer systems, then they should already have security to protect themselves. The fact is that anyone who wishes to attack the United States in any way is an enemy of the United States and all Americans should understand that. Please consider this in 2021.

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