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

Santa Tecla, El Salvador, March 17, 2016. Thanks to UNODC sponsorship, the first presentation of the theatre play for children "The Faces of Cybercrime" was performed for students of Escuela Salesiana "María Mazzarello" School on March 17, 2016 on Santa Tecla, La Libertad. This presentation was attended by 250 schoolchildren and 9 adults.

The Faces of Cybercrime is a children puppet play developed by UNODC and Cuenterete Teatro -theatre company-. The goal of this activity is to sensitize children, parents and teachers on the threats that may be found on the internet and the mechanisms to prevent becoming a victim of cybercrime.

"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.

The course was developed thanks to the financial resources provided 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", which is being implemented by UNODC.