An Australian Company launched a new, web based, Chat Room security service today, called "Secure Chat Now". International Patents are pending on the technology.
Joseph Tefaye, the creator of Secure Chat Now says that "Unlike similar products, or services, that offer qualitative advice on how to avoid chat room traps set by Sexual Predators, Secure Chat Now delivers a proactive, Tangible, Tool that helps Chatters of all ages to Eradicate those abhorrent individuals who lurk in the dark corners of chat rooms, hiding behind a veil of anonymity provided by a hotmail address".
Many factors influence the success of chat room Predators. They range from a lack of sufficient hands-on parental control of their children's chat habits, to children's unwillingness to report negative experiences they have in chat rooms, for fear of being permanently barred from chatting.
There is little doubt that Sexual offenders pose a real, and serious, danger to adults, and children, in chat rooms, at both the physical and psychological levels. While it is certainly true that most offenders don't necessarily seek to set up a face to face meeting with their victims, many derive sexual gratification from "dirty talk" they try to lure children into.
At a low annual Membership Fee of just U.S.$29.95, Secure Chat Now puts a very powerful, fully integrated Mechanism that includes several security layers, in the hands of its Members.
First, is a stringent Member Registration process that locks criminals out right at the front door.
Second, Secure Chat Now utilises a New e-mail, or Chat ID format that incorporates Members' SCAN number and a User nominated nickname. An example of a new Secure Chat Now Member SCAN ID might be juliet_RJE3HKB@hotmail.com.
Third, Secure Chat Now Members have the opportunity to Request to make as many "Chat Safe" friends as they wish from within Secure Chat Now's fully screened Membership.
Fourth, a most powerful safety feature of Secure Chat Now's, allows Parents to nominate an Age Gap between each of their children and friends they are allowed to make from within Secure Chat Now's membership.
Fifth, Members can "Validate" fellow Members who approach them, requesting to be added to their contact list. This provides the validating Member with proof positive as to whether an "unknown" chatter presenting a SCAN ID is indeed a bona fide, "Safe", Member, or a criminal posing as one, with a "manufactured" SCAN ID. Bad Guys are caught every time...
Lastly, a powerful Complaints mechanism which Members are strongly encouraged to use, enables the Barring of any Member who engages in the use of profanities or makes any comments that are objectionable, or in any way sexual, in tone, or nature. Any Member who is barred would not pass the Member Validation process and find himself, or herself, locked out permanently.
Powerful demonstrations of the Member Validation and Make a New Friend features are available on Secure Chat Now's website's Home Page. Very impressive indeed.
Tefaye says that his Company's ultimate goal is to build a wall around Secure Chat Now's Members high enough that it will be just too much for criminals to bother climbing.
In conclusion, Tefaye says "We don't really expect that more than 5-10% of the world's parents will enrol their children in Secure Chat Now, which, sadly, will leave 90-95% of all children vulnerable to chat room based Sexual Predators".
Tefaye goes on to say "This fact alone will provide our Members with additional protection. After all, the bad guys will have to potentially expose themselves to the risk of capture and prosecution, by trying to join Secure Chat Now. Most of them wouldn't bother. Those brazen enough to try it will be caught out by our Complaints System net quick smart and barred anyway. So, bad guys are now, for the first time, in a lose-lose situation".
So impassioned is Secure Chat Now, as an organisation, to the eradication of chat room crime that is has offered its full cooperation with recognised Law Enforcement Agencies, globally, in their investigation of chat related crimes.
Tefaye says that he invented Secure Chat Now as a direct result of his 12 year old daughter having had a very upsetting experience with a 16 year old "creep", as he says she called him. "The more people join Secure Chat Now, the safer Chat Rooms will be", concludes Tefaye.
A visit to Secure Chat Now' website is, at the very least, a Must for any Parent who wishes to give their children a tool with which they can proactively protect themselves and enjoy chatting in total peace of mind.
Secure Chat Now was officially launched today. It is owned, and operated, by Joseph Tefaye and his team, from its Melbourne, Australia, offices. The Company is driven by the strongest desire to eliminate the Stranger Danger which children, and adults, face every time they enter a chat room, alone.
Secure Chat Now is proud to donate U.S. $2 from each Subscription to International Charitable organisations whose Prime Objective is the Protection, Care and Welfare of Children all over the World.
Secure Chat Now
3 Penderel Way , Bulleen, Vic, 3105, Australia
Phone: +613 9852 0930
March 01, 2006