PROSECUTORS from the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers delivered a talk recently to the students of Sekolah Menengah Sultan Sharif Ali on the implications of the misuse of social media.
Deputy Public Prosecutors Karen Tan, Dk Didi-Nuraza Pg Hj Latiff, Ratno Eddy Sophian Haji Zaidi and Siti Nurjauinah Hj Kula spoke to the students about the risks and dangers of social media and elaborated to them the meaning of the term “cybercrime”.
The aim of the talk was to tell young people that they must “think before they post” and be aware of the negative aspects of social media such as criminals using it to recruit drug mules and for spreading messages of hate and intimidation on popular social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp.
The session, which saw prosecutors highlighting some of the recent cases of crimes committed through the use of social media, also gave opportunities to students to ask questions.
The Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers has invited interested schools and educational institutions to get in touch 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.