It’s always a concern to hear of the internet being used for instances of bullying and for disrespecting people, the last few weeks have again highlighted the very real and negative instances that occur each and every day across this vast network known as the world wide web.
A Canadian girl, Amanda Todd was found hanged at her family home only 6 days ago after a male who blackmailed the girl over a topless video of her and other bullies left her with nowhere to turn. She had made a series of YouTube videos to detail the events and wanted to try and make sure other teens didn’t suffer the same horrific treatment.
In an interesting twist to this tale, only 3 hours ago The Daily Mail revealed a story this afternoon featuring the same story of Amanda’s harrowing tale including stills and videos of her pleas for the bullying to stop; it has come to light that people are fighting back against the man involved, who was circulating topless images of the girl, by the way of a vigilante hacking campaign named Anonymous who have exposed the man’s name and found he used underage sex sites under a particular user name.
Whilst the law and Insight would never support criminal activity to “out” somebody such as the potential suspect it does go to show that this issue of cyber bullying and the growing number of what are referred to as internet trolls will no longer be tolerated.
This case involves a person who can only be described as a predator and a bully, there are many more instances of cyber trolls acting in such a disgusting way that have taken place recently such as people setting up a Facebook page paying homage to suspected double policewomen killer Dale Cregan. Quite why people support such pages beggars belief when two young women have lost their lives serving their local community.
Even more shocking is the case of a man of 19 years of age being jailed for writing a catalogue of nasty and vicious online posts about missing 5 year old April Jones who is believed to have been kidnapped and murdered from near her family home.
As the number of instances grows, so do the number of enquiries Insight receive from members of the public who are concerned that they have been targeted by such individuals. We have a range of services and the expertise to help expose a cyber troll before events capitulate and spiral out of control such as the above named real life scenarios.
If you think that someone maybe trying to befriend you, your children or somebody you know online for malicious purposes it is better to act on your concerns before it is too late.
It seems like not a day goes by without the worldwide phenomenon that is Facebook hitting the headlines; there’s usually a mix of lots of negative stories about share prices, privacy issues and criminal activity, mixed in with positive stories such as user numbers, daily site statistics and unrivaled growth in their sector.
Whatever the headlines choose to feature, it generally doesn’t go below the surface and most of the time it’s featured with the idea of creating a big media storm for instant effect.
After studying recent surveys and reading materials, it has become apparent that Facebook is being used by a large number of people across the globe to keep tabs on their ex partner’s daily goings on and to find out where and what they are doing at any given time.
One particular student study at an American University showed that our of all the people she had questioned over the course of 12 months that had recently split with their partner; almost 90% of them were using Facebook as a means to spy on them.
The study also focused on how implementing social media surveillance increased emotional stress levels and found that people who did indeed use Facebook as a means to spy on their ex partner felt more depressed, had higher levels of anxiety and generally felt none the better for havig carried out regular surveillance.
To Insight it is a very interesting scenario; we make no secret about the fact that we use social media as a daily surveillance tool to help with our investigations such as people tracing and missing person tracing. We offer Facebook private investigations as a stand alone service and it has been invaluable to us being able to use this huge resource to compliment traditional private investigator methods.
As any Facebook user knows, you can block people from even finding you, however they could quite easily use a friends or a fake profile to infiltrate your profile. Many people may consider this stalking if you have blocked the person for a good reason; if you are worried about an ex-partner or anybody stalking you we can offer advice on private security and offer a range of personal protection services.
Also call the Police if you feel your personal information or security is at risk.
Social media has become a massive part of most people’s everyday life, it can be used for speaking with friends, making arrangements, keeping up to date with news, following celebrities, liking business pages and much more.
The leading social media site Facebook is by far and away the most popular website, it has even beaten Google in terms of daily traffic and visits to the site which tells you just how popular it really is. With such usage there has been a massive rouge and negative element to Facebook; bullying, lies, fraud and fake profiles being some of the main crimes being committed every day.
As an experienced, modern investigation company Insight Investigations have a wealth of experience using Facebook and have established a team of operatives who specialise in Facebook Private Investigations for both personal and commercial purposes.
It is important that we can offer our clients the highest level of service, utilising social media websites as part of our investigation process has become an important factor when gathering evidence.
We also offer similar services on other social media sites such as Myspace, Bebo, WAYNE and many more websites.
Examples of our Facebook private investigations include;
These are just some of the types of cases we have undertaken, if you would like to know more about our Facebook private investigation services do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation.
*Important Notice – We only offer wholly legal Facebook/ Social Media Investigation services and will not consider any case that is illegal in any way*
Technology it seems has taken over every aspect of modern day life, people can carry out almost every task imaginable from the ease of their mobile phone or tablet computer. The latest iPhone, iPad and other sought after technology seems to have no bounds as they evolve from one version to the next.
There is however a negative side to this era of technological domination, it can raise huge suspicions with partners, employers and friends. Think about it, there are so many applications that request to notify people of your current location and also software built into phones to locate it should it be lost from another computer or iPad linked to an iPhone that any false location reported could get you into trouble.
Insight have had a huge increase in smart phone related enquiries with people’s partners, employers and friends keen to investigate if location notifications are indeed true and to find out if the person in question is indeed acting in a suspicious way.
Scenarios typically include employees who say they are in one place but their Facebook location status or shared iPhone application says something else completely. Another regular enquiry is from partners who have seen similar notifications of their partner’s location but been told they were somewhere else at that time.
As some of these applications are built in options not everybody is aware that they are switched on, location settings can be found in a smart phone’s settings and turned of with the push of a button on touch screen option. Insight are not condoning the actions of people who are in the wrong and looking to hide their location however as we know technology does have its problems and can report false data.
If you do have any suspicions at all of an employee or your partner lying about their location at certain times, Insight can carry out surveillance investigations discreetly to ascertain the truth one way or the other. It can be invaluable to know that your partner or employer is telling the truth or indeed lying. For more information please visit our surveillance section of the website http://www.investigate.co.uk/surveillance.