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Playful exhibition "Education for Justice" inaugurated at the Children's Museum

Guatemala City, August 8, 2019. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (UNODC ROPAN) through its office in Guatemala, within the framework of the Project "Strengthening the capacity to prevent and combat cybercrime and Internet crimes against children (ICAC) in Central America", inaugurated the playful exhibition "Education for Justice" at the Children's Museum.

UNODC has made an innovative leap with the development of a virtual reality game in which children and adolescents will be able to take a virtual trip to reduce risks on the Internet and protect themselves from cybercrime.

The game focuses on six thematic areas of cybercrime prevention: Cybersecurity, Internet Privacy, Sexting, Grooming, Sextorsion and Cyberbullying.

The objective of this game is for children and teenagers to learn about the risks on the Internet and protect themselves from cybercrime.

Thanks to the game "Education for Justice" it is expected to reduce the vulnerability of more than 30,000 children, and almost equal number of adults about the risks on the Internet, as well as measures to protect children and adolescents.

This activity is framed in conjunction with other activities aimed at the prevention of Internet crimes against children. In addition, competencies have been developed in the National Civil Police to implement a prevention programme in schools and communities.

As a final activity in this first phase of the project, UNODC raised the challenge of making children and adolescents aware of the great risks of the Internet in a playful way.

In the inaugural event, UNODC had the pleasure of having as Honorary Witnesses personalities such as the Magistrate of the Supreme Court of Justice, Delia Dávila; Deputy José Rodrigo Valladares; the Attorney General of the Public Ministry, María Consuelo Porras Argueta; the Vice-Minister of Information Technology and Communications of the Ministry of the Interior, Gabriel Juárez Lucas; the Acting Minister of Education, Héctor Alejandro Canto Mejía, and the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (SVET), Claudia Ordoñez, with whom the Office has worked closely to achieve the project's objectives.

This project is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Canada and the Canadian Embassy in Guatemala.