Students urged to be ambassadors against cybercrimes

By James
Esuon, GNA

Obrachere (C/R), Oct. 22, GNA – Mr George
Andah, the Deputy Minister of Communications, has advised students to lead in
the awareness creation on cybercrimes, to save innocent citizens from being
defrauded through the usage of the internet.

He said as students, they should be
information ambassadors among the citizenry, especially for young people to be
made alert of internet fraudsters and by this way they would be providing cyber
security.

Mr Andah who is also the Member of Parliament
(MP) for Awutu-Senya West, gave the advice at a National Cyber Security
Awareness Forum organised by the Ministry of Communications for Students of
Awutu-Obrachere Senior Technical High School.

The month-long event on the theme: “A Safer
Digital Ghana” was to sensitise the students on the need to avoid abusive usage
of the internet.

The Ministry organised the event through the
National Cyber Security Centre to educate the students to avoid engaging
themselves in inappropriate content online such as gambling, network for child
sex among others.

He said the VALCO Trust Fund had agreed to
provide the Home Economics Department and the Computer Laboratory of the School
with equipment, computers and accessories to enhance teaching and
learning. 

The MP assured the authorities of the School
that, the road linking the School to the main Awutu Bawjiase – Swedru road
would be constructed and tarred.

Mr Stephen Kwame Quaye, the District Chief
Executive, admonished the students, especially the females to avoid using the
internet to pose offensive pornographic materials, which often brought shame to
them.

Mr Kweku Kyei Ofori, Child Online Consultant,
advised the students not to give out their password and code numbers to friends
and relatives, which could be used to abuse their privacy and that they should
use the internet to update their horizon.

GNA

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