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ROPAN strengthens the capacities of teachers and technicians to provide secure virtual education in El Salvador

El Salvador, May 15, 2020. Since the government of El Salvador has decided to continue the academic year by implementing online education, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) delivered training to 123 teachers and 529 IT staff of the Ministry of Education on how to save digital evidence in case their training platform is attacked.

Salvadoran teachers will have to digitize their classes, so ROPAN is training them on what to do if they observe an incident, how to report it and how to generate and safeguard digital evidence so that it can be used in the investigation and prosecution processes.

In addition, ROPAN provides support to the Ministry of Education in the development of a protocol for handling incidents and reporting attacks on virtual classrooms, which is being publicized in the training offered to teachers.

In 2017, 16.59% (303,815) of all households in El Salvador had an Internet connection.

Figures for this same year indicate that 37% of the population between the ages of 10 and 13 had access to the Internet; while 57.6% of the population between the ages of 14 and 19 had access to the Internet.