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Internet Crime Against Children: Threats and Prevention.

Zawadzka, Marta (2008) Internet Crime Against Children: Threats and Prevention. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This project analyses the factors that increase the risks of online crimes against children, and also identifies the main types of these crimes and evaluates prevention against them. It also discusses the role of eBusiness and Business to play in this prevention.
Certain features of the Internet Technology facilitates committing online crimes. The detailed analyses of the most popular Internet services: World Wide Web, discussion groups, chat, electronic email, shows that the Internet may be misused to distribute and produce illegal material; establish contact with children, develop sexual relationship with them.
Through the selected studies and statistics the project demonstrates what factors may increase the risk of online crimes. It characterises online children's behaviour and specifies the risk level of online crimes in selected countries. It analyses legal solutions on online crimes in different countries and highlights what improvements are needed in this area. Also, it focuses on the role of Law Enforcement and Non Profit Organisations, and underlines the requirement of collaboration between these three sectors, as well as Businesses.
Crucial role in the fight against online offences is assigned to businesses and Information Technology companies. 'The project shows how they can participate in efforts to build safe online environment for children. Also, focus is placed on products and services that they can provide to gain new customers.
The conclusion of the project includes the recommendation of developing the integration and collaboration between different institutions and organisations mentioned above, with the support of businesses.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet

H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Child Protection
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Criminology > Crimes and Offences > Cyber Crime
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Business in eBusiness
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2010 11:13
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 15:51
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/318

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