Social media easy path for cyber-bullying

Tech February 17, 2018 16:20

By Borneo Bulletin/ANN

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - As part of their final project, four final year students of Academy of Brunei Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam organised a briefing on ‘Cybercrime and the Risks and Dangers of Social Media’ for Year 7 students of Rimba II Secondary School on Thursday.



The briefing was delivered by Siti Nurjauinah binti Haji Kula, Nor’adliatul Hidayah binti Haji Mohd Zaidi and Pengiran Hajah Nor’ Azmeena binti Pengiran Haji Mohiddin of the Criminal Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers.

Nur’adliatul in her briefing highlighted on several well-known social media used for cybercrime including WeChat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Tumblr, WhatsApp and Telegram.

She explained that those social media platforms can provide the opportunity and easy path for cyber-bullying including online fraud and extortion.

She stressed that individuals who share their personal information on social networks should be aware of the danger of sharing doing so as others or strangers can easily take advantage of what they are sharing.

The briefing aimed to provide awareness and knowledge on matters related with cybercrimes increasingly widespread among teenagers and help the teenagers to be more cautions on sharing information while communicating with others through social media.