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Internet Safety Guides delivered in Guatemala

Guatemala, May 25, 2020. Amidst the containment of COVID-19, the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been fundamental in informing, educating, working, maintaining businesses and continuing social contact.  In this context, there are more and more Internet users and most of them are not familiar with the use of ICTs, they know little or nothing about online threats and risks and children and adolescents are in a particularly vulnerable situation.

The Cybercrime Project of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN), funded by the Government of Canada, delivered 250,000 mini Internet Safety Guides to the Guatemalan Secretariat against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (SVET).
The mini-guide aims to publicize the new techniques being used to cause harm in cyberspace; to publicize the dangers or risks to which children and adolescents are exposed; to publicize protection practices in the face of threats and to provide recommendations for taking advantage of the Web.
The mini-guide will be distributed together with the Ministry of Education within school bags to students currently at home as a measure to contain COVID-19 and can be downloaded at this link.