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35 online crimes against children registered: ITA

35 online crimes against children registered: ITA

Of the 35 such crimes, 27 had been connected to online blackmail, 3 had been circumstances of fraud and 5 connected to revenge.
As element of the Shurkum Initiative, ITA organised on Monday an open discussion session beneath the theme ‘Protecting kids in cyberspace: Current situation and suggestions’.

The session was held in the presence of Dr Salim bin Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA, info safety specialists and a youngster protection specialist.

This session aimed at highlighting the dangers facing children online and making awareness amongst parents on measures to be taken to shield children from these dangers via obtainable options and tools. It discussed recommendations on making safer cyberspace for future generation.
A presentation was created on information gathered from the reports received by Oman Computer Emergency Readiness Team, highlighting the kinds of dangers faced by children whilst surfing the Internet.

The participants also discussed recommendations to assist parents handle the content material in devices employed by children. They stressed that the most prominent cyberthreats to children is electronic blackmail and  bullying. They stated that the sermon on Friday should go over such crucial concerns. They stated that there must be a mechanism to intensify awareness amongst households with concentrate on digital education.
ITA has stated that there are numerous techniques to shield children from online crimes such as monitoring the usage and stopping them from speaking to strangers.

The session concluded with a quantity of suggestions proposed by the participants which could be basis for a safe cyberworld for future generations.

The session hosted speakers from different entities which includes Aziza Sultan Alrashdi, director of Professional Cybersecurity Services at Information Technology Authority’s Oman Computer Emergency Readiness Team, and Saud Salih Alma’awali, director of Public Prosecution, Suwaiq.
The session was also attended by Wadha Salim Alalawi, director, Family Consultancy and Guidance Directorate in the Ministry of Social Development and Talal Said Alasmi, director, Electronic Information Security Directorate.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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