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UNODC and Fundación Telefónica join efforts in the fight against cybercrime in El Salvador

UNODC participated in the Educational Congress "Building and Evolving Education". This Congress was held from 5 to 7 December in Comalapa, El Salvador, and was organized by Fundación Telefónica The Congress gathered 142 middle school teachers from the Western and Eastern Regions of El Salvador.

The first day of the Congress was dedicated to study the dangers that can be found on the internet. On this matter, UNODC presented the puppet play "The Faces of Cybercrime" that is structured around reality-based situations in which children face threats that can be found on the day-to-day usage of internet and digital mobile devices. The play highlights the role played by adults and El Salvador National Civil Police in the fight against Cybercrime.

Furthermore, Mrs. Nayelly Loya, UNDOC Cybercrime Project coordinator in El Salvador, delivered a presentation about basic aspects of cybercrime, ways to prevent cybercrime and how to act in case of becoming  victim of cybercrime. Additionally, Mr. Wilder Díaz, specialist involved on UNODC national campaign on cybercrime prevention "Do Not Trust Emojis", delved on the issues of cyberbullying, profiling of offenders and victims as well as recommendations for teachers who have students who commit or who suffer from cyberbullying. In the context of UNODC presentation, it was delivered to the audience the Booklet on Safety in the Internet, which is developed by UNODC, and aims to teach graphically basic terminology on this issue.

With this activity UNODC and Fundación Telefónica strengthen their join efforts to prevent cybercrime in El Salvador.