ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Centre for Community Legal Awareness has announced the launch of a comprehensive awareness campaign about the dangers of cybercrime, the Emirates News Agency reported.
“Stay Safe” is a campaign that aims to raise legal awareness among members of society about the dangers of these crimes to ensure their safety and protection, particularly considering the widespread use of social media.
The three-month campaign, which will run from the beginning of September to the end of November, is in line with Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan’s directives.
The center is organizing the campaign in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, several universities, the press, and relevant government agencies.
The campaign includes a series of awareness lectures to be delivered at schools and universities and outreach programs on social media platforms.
Moreover, the “Stay Safe” campaign focuses on educating parents on how to protect their children from becoming perpetrators or victims of cybercrime via radio and television stations, as well as lectures in schools, universities, and government agencies.
The campaign highlights the dangers of cybercrime, electronic extortion, and related legal penalties.
Equally, it focuses on the causes and factors that lead community members to become victims of electronic extortion and on users’ legal responsibility under federal law.
Many practical examples will be presented from real case files at Abu Dhabi courts, along with the most prominent warnings and controls that people must pay attention to when accessing the internet.