THE Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers visited International School Brunei to deliver a talk on ‘Cybercrime and the Risks and Dangers of Social Media’, to the students of year 9.
DPP Christopher Ng and DPP Danial Bin DSP Hj Kifrawi spoke to the students on a number of pertinent issues associated with the use of social media. Some of them were, sharing of too much personal information online, the prevalence of criminal syndicates on social media as well as a number of cybercrime cases that have been prosecuted in Brunei Darussalam. Cyberbullying was also one of the disturbing trends addressed. It was highlighted that cyberbullying affects people’s lives. Students were warned to refrain from activities such as pretending to be someone else online to hurt others or taking unflattering photographs of a person and spreading them through their mobile phones or the Internet.
The key message that was conveyed by the speakers to the students was to exercise caution while using social media and most importantly, to ‘Think Before they Post’.
The students were also informed about the of laws in Brunei Darussalam that can be used to prosecute those who engage in cybercrime such as hacking and posting false and humiliating statements about others in online forums or social media.
The Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers invited interested schools and educational institutions to contact the Chambers if they are interested in holding such talks in the future. Requests for such talks should be addressed to the Criminal Justice Division, Attorney General’s Chambers, the Law and Courts Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha, Bandar Seri Begawan BA 1910 Brunei Darussalam.