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UNODC Presents "The Faces of Cybercrime" Theatre Play for Children on Cybercrime Prevention

In October, 2016, UNODC organized six presentations of the children's play "The Faces of Cybercrime". The presentations were held in three cities: a) Apopa - two presentations were carried out on October 4, at  "Instituto Nacional de Apopa", with an audience of 1000 students and 60 teachers; b) Quezaltepeque - on  October 5 two presentations were performed, the fist took place at Centro Escolar "República de Nicaragua", attended by 350 students and 18 teachers, and the second took place at "Complejo Educativo Doctora María Julia Hernández", attended by 127 students and 4 teachers; c) Santa Ana - two presentations were held, the first took place at "Centro Educativo Humberto Quintero", attended by 510 students and 24 teachers, and the second took place at "Centro Escolar Napoleon Ríos", attended by 318 students and 17 teachers, both on October 11.  

The Faces of Cybercrime" is a play 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 aims to teach children how to prevent dangerous situations and how to act in case of becoming a victim of cybercrime. The play also emphasis the role of parents and law enforcement institutions on protecting children and adolescents' rights online. Additionally, during the presentations the audience receives a "Cybercrime Mini Guide" which aims to teach basic terminology on cybercrime in a manner suitable for children and adolescents

The presentations were provided thanks to the financial resources delivered by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador under the project "Strengthening of the capacities of El Salvador National Police to effectively identify and investigate cybercrime cases", implemented by UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime.