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Parental Control: How to take care of your children from the distance?

| April 6, 2017 at 02:10 pm


Did you know that in the UK, almost every ten minutes a police department receives a phone call denouncing a case of grooming? It’s a worrying amount of phone calls, don’t you think? Well, luckily for us, there are ways for preventing and supervising what are kids are watching and doing every time they go online.

As we have already stated on previous posts, grooming is the online approaching of adults towards minors, trying to earn our children’s trust and affection to finally appoint an encounter that might end up on sexual abuse. The attackers, generally, do not show themselves as adults, but they appear to be children around the same age as ours to appeal trustworthy and understanding for them. (more…)

Internet child abuse ‘clampdown’ by new UK-US agency

| October 21, 2013 at 07:19 am

Criminals who trade in child abuse images are to be targeted in a new British-American task force.

Police Minister Damian Green will fly to the US later to formalise arrangements for the new body.

The agency will be co-chaired by Mr Green and US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Mr Green said: “Child abuse and exploitation online are not restricted by borders and our efforts to combat them should not be either.” (more…)

Bing introduces child abuse search pop-up warnings

| July 29, 2013 at 01:02 pm

Company says anyone in UK using Bing search engine to seek out such illegal material will trigger warning message

Microsoft has introduced a pop-up warning on its Bing search engine that tells UK internet users that they are searching for illegal child abuse images.

The company said on Saturday that anyone using the engine to search for such material will trigger the Bing notification platform message warning, which tells them they are looking for illegal content and provides a link to a counselling service. (more…)

Jail ‘inevitable’ after guilty verdicts in child abuse case

| December 28, 2012 at 07:53 am

Child abuseA man from Billingshurst has been told he will be jailed for abusing a child and for downloading child pornography from the internet.

On Friday, Jason Asthana, 32, of Coombe Close, was convicted of sexual assault by touching and of inciting a child to a sexual act. The jury found him not guilty on a further count of sexual assault.

Before the trial, he had pleaded guilty to 20 counts of downloading indecent images of children.

New plan to block child abuse websites replaces Labor’s online filter promise

| November 8, 2012 at 08:42 am

The world’s worst child abuse websites will be blocked by internet providers under a new plan that will see federal Labor formally dump its pledge to introduce a mandatory online filter for all computers.

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy will today announce new moves to require Australia’s internet providers to block already illegal child abuse websites on Interpol’s “worst of” list. (more…)

International authorities bust online pedophile network

| March 16, 2012 at 09:08 am

Authorities from Italy to the United States arrested 10 people Thursday for allegedly capturing, viewing and disseminating images through an expansive international online pedophile network.

In addition to those 10 taken into custody in Italy, the United States, France and Portugal, 112 have been reported to law enforcement in those and other countries for “association with crime organizations (that were) producing and distributing pedophile material,” the prosecutor’s office in Florence, Italy, said in a news release. (more…)

Catholic leaders to use Internet against pedophiles

| February 17, 2012 at 08:52 am

Benedicto XVIRoman Catholic Church leaders unveiled an Internet teaching project on Thursday to help clergy around the world root out pedophiles in their ranks and protect children from potential abusers.

Ending a four-day conference on child abuse in Rome, Father Francois-Xavier Dumortier said the 1.2 million euro ($1.60 million) project would provide multilingual advice and access to research on pedophilia and how to respond to the problem. (more…)

Russian authorities break up online community for pedophiles

| December 16, 2011 at 06:56 am

Russian authorities have arrested two men on suspicion of running an online community for pedophiles, the Russian League of Internet Security announced on Wednesday. The website had more than 100 members.

The League said the owner and administrator of the website have been arrested, although no details were given about the time and place of the arrests. The website had roughly 130 members, most of them from Russia, although some were from Germany, France, Israel and former Soviet nations. (more…)

Russian internet watchdog busts major international pedophile ring

| December 14, 2011 at 01:09 pm

The League of Internet Security, a Russian public organization, said on Wednesday it had broken an international ring of 130 alleged pedophiles, in cooperation with police.

Two organizers of the ring, described by the League’s president, Konstantin Malofeyev, as the “largest in the history of Russian internet,” have been arrested.

“What is happening in the Russian internet now is an orgy,” he said during a news conference in Moscow. (more…)

Pedobear Goes From Internet Meme to Safety Concern

| November 30, 2011 at 12:18 pm

PedobearInternet memes die hard. And for law enforcement in the southwest, Pedobear is the meme that just won’t go away. Authorities in New Mexico say the meme has been adopted by sexual predators targeting children – a claim being laughed off by blogs and Internet meme trackers who say Pedobear is a harmless joke.

Pedobear is a character made to mock pedophilia that first appeared on the Internet forum 4chan and subsequently spread throughout the Internet, according to Urlesque’s Meme Tracker. Pedobear’s image, a brown beady-eyed teddy bear is often photoshopped into otherwise harmless images online to add an element of implied inappropriateness for humor. Authorities aren’t laughing. (more…)