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This is the DCI warning on the increase in digital threats to children during stay- at- home order.

Through their Official Twitter Account, The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has posted a statement titled  CYBER SAFETY FOR CHILDREN  during the COVID-19 stay at home order.

This comes after  𝖬𝗂𝗇𝗂𝗌𝗍𝗋𝗒 𝗈𝖿 𝖾𝖽𝗎𝖼𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇 urged the school learners to carry their studies through 𝗈𝗇𝗅𝗂𝗇𝖾 𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗋𝗇𝗂𝗇𝗀. The guideline have allowed  students to access internet, browsing for programmes relayed from respective institutions.

Internet access notwithstanding, comes with exposure  risks  if not controlled or guided, a pupil/student can get fixated to contents that might be life threatening or addictive to wastefulness.

For safety of the children this stay at home period, The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has posted the statement below;

Child Protection Unit through online monitoring, analysis and investigations has noted an increase in digital threats to children during the current "stay-at-home" order due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Investigations have revealed several threats that include Cyber Bullying, Sexting, Sextual Extortion, Access to Pornography and Violent Content, Identity theft, Grooming among others.

DCI Detectives are working tirelessly to nab individuals or groups that are engaged in such violations and do hereby advise parents or guardians to reach out to their local DCI offices and file official reports incase of such incidents.

Pedophiles who are taking advantage of the isolation measures as an increased opportunity to contact children remotely to engage in their passion should be WARNED that WE ARE COMING FOR THEM!

Illegal & harmful content, including child sexual abuse material should also be reported to the National Computer Incidents Response Team through [email protected]

 

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