The Dark Web
I learned about a part of the internet that I did not previously know existed. The Dark Web is the deepest part of the internet. It is the home of many bots and internet criminals. I did not know that this part of the internet existed before reading the article about the Dark Web. It was very informative to know that there is a part of the internet that is a breeding ground of crime. Ross William Ulbricht was one of these internet criminals. He created a site where people could use bitcoin to purchase illegal materials and services, including murder for hire. Ulbricht was apprehended at a public library because the government was finally able to track him down. I never had any idea that there were these parts of the internet that were hidden. I thought that this was something that students, especially should be taught about so that they are careful when they are using the internet. They may not be aware that there are these parts of the internet that they should not be going to and not looking for. These can be particularly dangerous especially to unsuspecting children. This is especially important to me since I hope to teach elementary school children one day. These children are growing up in world where many things are happening online. Teachers should try to stay up to date on all that things that children are doing on the internet so that they know what types of things they need to watch out for. They will better know what dangers their kids are facing and how to better protect their students while they are using the internet. They will know which sites to watch out for and block on their students computers so that they cannot accidentally access them.
Hurlburt, George. “Shining Light on the Dark Web.” Computer 50, no. 4 (2017): 100-05.