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

Lourdes, El Salvador, September 1 st, 2016. Thanks to UNODC sponsorship, a presentation of the theatre play for children "The Faces of Cybercrime" was performed. Cuenterete Teatro -Theatre Company- performed the play for students of "Colegio Emaús" School on September 1 st, 2016 on Lourdes, Colón. This presentation was attended by 291 schoolchildren and 9 educators.

"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 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. 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.