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UNODC celebrates the "Safer Internet Day" in El Salvador with activities for the prevention on cybercrime in children

San Salvador, El Salvador, February 6, 2018. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has joined the celebration of "Safer Internet Day" in El Salvador in conjunction with the Museum of Children "Tin Marín" and the Ministry of Education within the framework of their collaboration for prevention on cybercrime in children aged 6 to 12. This year the main theme of the celebration is "create, connect and share respect: a better Internet starts with you".

The celebration of "Safer Internet Day" aims to promote and debate the need to have a more secure Internet, especially for girls, boys and adolescents. With this objective, the puppet play "Las caras del cibercrimen" has been represented to 200 children (84 boys and 111 girls) who have participated in the activity. They have known, through culture, the dangers they can find on the Internet and the mechanisms to prevent becoming victims of cybercrime. Subsequently, the children have made a visit to the different exhibitions that houses the Children's Museum "Tin Marín".

This is the first activity programmed within the framework of the Global Education for Justice project in El Salvador. Two of the main activities of the project are the installation of a permanent exhibition dedicated to the prevention on cybercrime, as well as the strengthen the capacities of the Ministry of Education, through its Vice Ministry of Science and Technology, to address this phenomenon in the classroom.

The activity was carried out thanks to the financial resources kindly provided by the State of Qatar, within the framework of the global project GLOZ82 "Education for Justice - Prevention of cybercrime in the Central American region", which is implemented by UNODC.