The Internet’s advent has changed the world. It has affected nearly every aspect of life. Internet technology has benefited all sectors of society. People are connected more than before, and distance from the Internet is no longer such a problem. Businesses around the world have seen an unprecedented rate of growth. The Internet has changed the way business is done, and it had even paved the way for new companies that were non-existent before they offered entrepreneurs opportunities. These are not the only things that have changed, however.
As the Internet made the world a smaller place that brought everyone closer together, criminal elements also adapt to the change to meet the change in times. The lawless elements of society have changed the way they conduct their affairs to adapt to new technologies. Criminals have found a new playground that is safe and virtually out of the jurisdiction. Criminals realized that maintaining a virtual presence on the Internet can be much safer to supply their trade than maintaining a physical presence on the streets. Not only that but legit fronts can also be easily set up to mask their illegal web operations and make it difficult to track their transactions. Like legitimate companies, these criminal elements were also able to reach a broader audience.
The Internet has become a haven for criminals, particularly those who have had sex as their main product. The sex trade is a profitable Internet company. Criminal elements involved in these illegal activities set up an internet store where individuals interested in their services can be more accessible. There are cleverly disguised companies as tour operators offering guided tours around the world. Still, these are, in truth, not sightseeing tours but sex tours, and prostitutes are guides or escorts. Thailand is one of the favorite destinations for people on these so-called tours. This country is an essential destination for people on sex tours. It is said that such illegal activities go unchecked on the Internet. Individuals involved in these unlawful activities often take women, young girls, and boys for a lifetime.
The Internet has also become a chassis for sexual predators. Sick people prey on the Internet on innocent young children, most of whom are pedophiles or convicted offenders. The Internet should not be a playground for these people. The law should monitor these activities, and the people involved closely. Responsible internet users should inform the appropriate authorities of any such action on the net. If such illegal activity is still unchecked on the Internet, these criminal elements will continue to traffic and destroy more lives.
The Internet is a powerful technology that could make more incredible things for humanity in the years to come if properly exploited. To be safe, this technology must be kept free of criminal elements. The Internet has been designed to help people positively. Criminal elements must not be permitted to use the Internet in any way to prey on others.