In an effort of fighting cybercrime among the youth in the country the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) in collaboration with CREDIT SUISSE have organized a three day workshop for Information Computer Technology (ICT) teachers from various schools in the Northern Region.

Mr. Charles Atia, Head of operation at Camfed speaking on the theme “ Safe ICT facilitators” said, the training is part of their campaign to protect children and young people in the Northern Region by enabling them and their teachers to become aware of the risks of ICT.

He urged the teachers to poise in educating and sensitizing the youth on the need for a crime free and violence free society conducive for learning and living, engage in values and leadership skills programmes, encourage and support individuals with moral courage and create a positive change in their schools as well as communities.

“Despite the great transformation by technology and science, the world is today confronted with unique challenges as never experienced before through inexplicable explosion of crimes which is encountered in our society on daily basis which are perpetuated mainly by the youth, said Mr. Atia.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Holorku, the Northern Regional coordinator for Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) said, fighting cybercrime requires not just IT knowledge but IT intelligence on the part of the security agencies.

He emphases that, Security agencies need to be equipped with the skills, and the insight necessary to fight cybercrime effectively.

While resources are needed to fight the menace, it is imperative to avoid the misdirected approach of “throwing money” at the problem. Invest based on priorities and strategies. Such policies must be based on knowledge, he added.

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