Contributed by: Lauren Gerber
Date: January 23, 2009
You would have thought that over a period of time problems start to decrease as oppose to increase. This is a very optimistic view, but in reality when it comes to teenage hacking, the problem is simply getting worse. This is a very alarming concern and it is up to parents and teachers to help in this regard. The amount of teenagers who are learning to hack or who are already hacking is growing to an alarming rate. This is starting to cause a big problem for a vast amount of people. The amount of teenage hackers needs to decrease before it becomes too late.
Teenage hacking has been a cause of concern for quite some time now. One of the problems with regard to teenage hacking lies in the factor that some of these teenagers are not very knowledgeable in the field of hacking. This means that the chances of them being caught are extremely high. If a teenage hacker gets caught, they will then have a criminal record which will jeopardize their future. It is quite common for teenagers to get involved in low levels of crime when they are growing up. Unfortunately these low levels of teenage crime are not petty theft anymore but rather computer crimes and hacking.
Some of these teenage hackers are really skilled at what they do. We are constantly hearing about hackers in the media who have skills which are way above their years. Some of the best hackers in history have been young teenagers. The difference between these teenage hackers and some of the new hackers is that these hackers knew what they were doing. If these brilliant teenage hackers knew what they were doing and yet still got caught, the chances of the teenage hackers today being caught are extremely high.
It is extremely devastating to know that these teenage hackers are not only causing problems for their own lives and their families but also the lives of innocent people. These teenage hackers are trying to play with lots of hacking techniques and tools which could affect many people. Some of these teenage hackers are playing with credit card fraud and peoples personal information. Identity theft is also extremely high amongst teenage hackers and this is a dangerous game they are playing.
It is important for all computer owners and Internet uses to use effective antivirus software. It is also in everyone's best interest to make sure that they have a decent firewall. For parents of teenagers, it is important to educate them about the consequences of crime, including hacking and computer crimes. It is also important that teachers at school understand how important it is to educate teenagers about the consequences of hacking and computer crime. All teenagers' worldwide need to know that if they start messing around with hacking that they could also be messing around with their future.