Countries such as Spain, the United States, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela draw attention as the places with the most visits to web pages with child pornography content. The network is an open window to the world in which all kinds of content can be shared and spread quickly. Child pornography is an example of the misuse that is made of that freedom and the bad consequences for the childhood of children around the world.
To face and combat this serious problem through the development of technological means, theAlia2 Foundation, a non-profit entity.GuiaInfantil.com interview its co-founder and director,Miguel Comín. With him, we talked about the work of the foundation and its latest project with which it is intended to control the involuntary downloads of pedophile content on the Internet.
To what extent is it possible to combat child pornography on the Internet, cyberbullying and pedophilia?
This is a tough job, but it is possible to combat these blights effectively. I do not know if to the point of eradicating them, since the Internet is a very uncontrollable medium that transcends borders, but if control can be exercised and cases reduced. We do this through tracking tools that detect this type of practice, but it is also important to educate and educate parents and children, to enhance the value of the Internet and reduce its risks. Since the foundation we are also carrying out actions in this area.
Recently, the Alia2 Foundation developed software called "Carolina", to control the involuntary downloads of pedophile content on the Internet. How does this tool work and who can use it?
What "Carolina" does is that from a list of Urls susceptible to pedophile content, which have previously been detected by another tool of the foundation, it checks if these Urls are still active and if the original file is still available for download. Once it has been confirmed that the URL is still active and with illegal content, it is immediately sent to the telematic brigades of the National Police and the Civil Guard and to the security forces and bodies of the different countries participating in this project. Another of the characteristics of this tool is that once a year it is tracked to see if the reported websites are still operational or not. If not, send a reminder email to the security forces.
There is a flood of pornographic photographic material on the Internet. How to guide, educate and alert children on this issue?
On many occasions, parents still ignore basic aspects related to Internet and new technologies. How social networks work, blogs, instant messaging, electronic sites where users can upload and share videos ... Not to mention that until relatively recently, parents were unaware of the existence of online bullying.
If they do not have virtual knowledge or experience, dealing with new problems is complicated. For this reason it is essential that parents are up to date on everything related to the Internet, and more specifically on the applications that their children use the most.
How to talk and approach the issue of pedophilia with children?
First of all, explain the problem to the children as it is. The pederasty it is a crime punishable by law. A crime suffered by a large number of minors, such as the child in question. From there, the risk must always be exposed to him without alarming him, explaining the dangers on the Internet as a new weapon of harassment is essential to prevent a minor from falling into this practice.
How to ensure that our children make responsible browsing on the Internet?
The fundamental thing for children is to know the network and how it works. But not only for the children; It is also important that parents know the area in which their children are going to move from day to day. On the other hand, parents must be clear that the Internet is a powerful tool that provides multiple possibilities for both adults and children.
To do this, a series of aspects must be dealt with, things that both parents and children must know: why it is important to know the network, what key concepts must be understood, what happens on the network. It is also important to know the risks, what risks are involved in misuse of the Internet. Likewise, it is essential to carry out prevention work. Good use of the network must be encouraged inside and outside the home.
What can families who suspect child-related crimes do on the Internet?
Images and assaults on children, perpetrated by peers or adults, can circulate in cyberspace. With proper education, parents will have access to tools and apps for parental control. Since the foundation we are carrying out a series of talks in schools for this course that is beginning, in which the necessary information to face these problems will be made available to families.
For more information:
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