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

El Salvador, October 10, 2016. Thanks to the support of UNODC were performed six presentations of children's play "The Faces of Cybercrime". The presentations were held in four cities: a) Soyapango - one presentation was carry out on September 26, at Centro Escolar "Ciudad Credisa" School, which had an audience of 310 students and 10 teachers; b) San Martín - on September 27 were performed two presentation at Centro Escolar "Jorge Lardé" School, where 984 students and 36 teachers attended; c) San Miguel - two presentation were executed on September 28 at Instituto Católico de Oriente School, with an audience of 524 students and 16 teachers; d) Colón - on 29 of September one presentation was performed at  Complejo Educativo "Arturo Ambrogi" School, and was attended by 600 students and 15 teachers.

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. Besides the play, is delivered to the audience a Cybercrime Mini Guide which aims to teach graphically basic terminology on cybercrime.

The presentation 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.