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

Santa Tecla, El Salvador, August 19, 2016. UNODC in partnership with La Casa de la Cultura of Santa Tecla and Cuenterete Theatre Company Theatre performed the play "The Faces of Cybercrime" to prevention personnel and investigators of the National Civil Police of Santa Tecla. The presentation was attended by 50 law enforcement officers.

The goal of this activity is to sensitize the law enforcement officers 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 children puppet play developed by UNODC and Cuenterete Teatro -theatre company-. Besides the play, is delivered to the audience a Cybercrime Mini Guide which aims to teach graphically basic terminology on 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 objective is 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 presentations were 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.