Three Common Forms of Internet Abuse

By Paul Woods
In May 13, 2017
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The internet is probably the most helpful tool for many uses in this generation. With the advent of the internet, people are provided with greater opportunity and nearly all things are also made easy for them. The internet not only provides people with wide array of choices of information but it also provides a huge platform to connect with people from other parts of the globe. It is one of the most important and relevant invention that this generation ever have. However, it is also a sad reality that the internet is now being abused in so many ways by people with different ill intentions. Here are three common forms of internet abuses:


  1. Cyber pornography – this is probably the most common abuse done to the internet. Many people with ill intentions are using the internet for their personal interest to earn a lot of money through cyber pornography most often victimizing women and children from different parts of the world. Those who are engaged in this kind of business exploited the vulnerability of innocent and poor people by luring them huge amount of money.
  2. Identity theft – apart from hacking websites, those who are truly an expert with the internet also have stolen the identities of some individuals for their ill intentions. Most often this modus is used for online burglary.
  3. Cyber bullying – with the popularity of social media more and more people across the globe have also become victims of cyber bullying. Most often social media is being used as tool and platform to break a person. In fact it is even used by some politician as an avenue for dirty campaigning during elections. Many of the politicians in different countries used social media to discredit their opponents. Some did it in subtle way but still it is a form of cyber bullying.


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