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2008 - PREDATOR PREVENTION.
Stopping the Porn Predators.
There are basically
three 'types' of "Adult sites" on the Internet.
The first type of
adult site tries to operate in a responsible manner, by rating its
pages and making the site filterable by child protection software.
They provide their material ONLY to adults.
category of adult sites doesn't know any better. They either have
not been informed of the ways to operate responsibly. They need to
The third type is
the most dangerous. These adult sites are run by "porn predators",
people who have no ethics or would use any means possible to "site
spam" you or your child.
"Site spamming" is
similar to email spamming but instead of bombarding the email box,
these sinister sites use trickery and deception to lure and then
bombard the monitor with filth. Once a child is in their Web
site trap, there appears to be no escape because closing one window
only opens another with even more graphic images.
How Porn Predators Operate
These sites are after bulk viewers. They hope that by
getting ten million viewers, one of them will be foolish enough to
submit his credit card. However, in their mad rush to lure eyeballs,
they have abandoned all connection to the truth. They want people to
think that their site is anything other than a porn site.
Unscrupulous porn sites purchase the domain names of child-oriented
Web sites that have gone out of business in an effort to skim the
traffic from links that have not been updated. For example, someone
puts up a page filled with links of great places for a child to
visit. As does sometimes happen, one of the places closes down and
loses its domain name. Immediately, a porn predator snatches it up.
However, the owner of the page of child links is still unaware that
anything has happened. The adult site is set up like a spider trap
for the unwary. Closing one browser window only causes another
browser window to open up. Sometimes, this is designed to continue
forever. This results in a state of panic in the child who is aware
of no remedy other than shutting off the computer.
How to Stop Porn Predators
Now that you are aware of the problem, how do we deal
with these predators? First, by realizing that they are liars
and con-artists. They are not who the first amendment was created
to protect. In fact, their actions have nothing to do with free
speech and everything to do with child endangerment. Secondly,
we must take united action. Every time you encounter a link that
should lead to a child's site but leads to a porn site, contact the
owner of the web page where you saw it.
Google has instituted an excellent
feature called SafeSearch Filtering.
depend upon both the apathy of parents and on the fact that most
people only know a little about operating their computers.
Overcoming apathy is up to you, but our mission is to provide you
with the tools and knowledge to fight back. With this in mind,
here's an important trick to break the cycle of never ending browser
windows on PCs.
Whenever you want to close a browser window, get in
the habit of pressing the CONTROL key and the W key together.
The CONTROL key is the one which reads "CTRL". It is located
at the bottom corner of your keyboard. If you happen into a
porn trap, hold down the CTRL key and press the W key
at the same time. If this does not work, you can also press the
Alt key and the F4 key at the top of your keyboard.
You should be free of the invading windows in a few seconds.
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