Making the Internet safe for our Young

The advent of the Internet age brought with it a whole slew of opportunities rightly deemed to be unprecedented (and hitherto often imagined to be part of a fictional future), against the backdrop of mankind’s civilization history. With the click of a button, the worldwide web made it possible for researchers to scrutinize relevant bits of information from huge chunks of data – and for a clever wordsmith interested in strategic knowledge-production, the chance to spew new material for rapid online consumption (think bloggers, news journalists and op-ed writers; those crafty progenitors and recipients of the ever-in-flux cultural sphere). But the internet, as a novel medium designed for interaction, connectivity and content-exchange, also evades any centralized authority, or an absolute control of its global network by a select few. This is because it provides a contesting field for various expert hackers proficient in its use – to outsmart each other in a never-ending virtual skirmish aimed at gaining the higher-ground over the opposing side (as exemplified by the many instances of cyber-warfare battled out between competing governments, or now – increasingly – between governments and rogue, non-state outfits). It is for this, and other related reasons, that many modern-day ISP companies (with Charter Spectrum Internet being a notable front-runner) choose to fortify their data connections with the latest in network protection software.

The rapid proliferation of pornographic content, and its continued consumption in countries where the said form of ‘entertainment’ is completely banned, is another case in point – one of shrewd business houses furiously engaged in their typical profit-maximization schemes (culminating in just another story of a capitalist enterprise par excellence totally unconcerned with its product’s societal repercussions).

A recent news report highlighted the sickening plight of many developing countries whose citizens continue to bypass their states’ flimsy attempts at local Internet censorship through a range of web proxy services and applications – the developers of which are covertly funded by the same media houses involved in the production of illicit adult content. As a principle, any form of media remains worthless as a marketable product without its means of dissemination. The severely debilitating and mind-altering effects of watching pornography are well-founded, and backed by credible scientific research. Its impact on impressionable young minds is particularly devastating, who are left to suffer from worrying social mobility and generalized human-relationship issues – even in their late adulthoods. Charter Spectrum Internet (being a pioneer in terms of leading from the social-responsibility vantage point) incorporates strong parental-control shields in all of its Internet

packages, so as to ensure that parents/guardians can safely monitor and control their young charges’ online sessions.

Cyberbullying is another grave concern related to the modern internet experience, where even adults (and not only the young) are susceptible to vicious and personal online attacks by their many detractors in the virtual sphere. Social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, provide the playing ground for many malignant mischief-mongers to smear and abuse other people at will – with some teenage victims even reported to have committed suicides due to the severe and unrelenting amount of despair inflicted by such attackers (who often turn out to be school acquaintances) onto their persons. In many such instances, the relatives of the savaged-few who unfortunately choose to take their lives in a desperate attempt at escape, launch vociferous anti-bullying campaigns to protest this crime on every social platform. Many such collectives of the affectees of online bullying have even succeeded in forcing their state legislatures to pass anti-bullying laws to combat this menace – and deter the instigators from future violations with the threat of heavy fines and punishments. With Charter Spectrum Internet, and particularly through its parental control feature, parents and guardians of young children can significantly reduce the threat of cyberbullying from impacting their youth – through limiting and/or restricting the channels most often exploited by these cyber attackers.

Charter’s unrivalled-in-speed-and-service Internet plans come in a range of user-friendly standalone and custom bundled packages – allowing home Internet users to avail the services that they want. So if you’re interested in signing-up for a lightning-fast Internet-only plan (starting at only $29.99 per month – constant monthly subscription cost for a 12-month period; when bundled) that gives you over 300 Mbps in data-transfer speeds, a FREE Modem, along with FREE anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-hacking protections; Charter comes as your best bet in today’s marketplace. On the other hand, if you want a complete and broadly-fulfilling home entertainment experience, Charter’s series of bundled plans prove to be attractive choices for most T.V-Internet-Digital Phone hawkers. The company’s exclusive ‘Double Play’ and ‘Triple Play’ bundles offer a diverse assortment of HD T.V, High-speed Internet and Digital Phone services, or two out these three facilities, in one seamless package (with prices ranging from $29.99 to $69.99). In this way, Charter Internet prices are both completely affordable and cost-effective.

In order to avail Charter’s Internet and Bundle plans, go to now, and place your order(s). Your all-inclusive web-surfing and home entertainment solution awaits.

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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