Students urged to be ambassadors against cyber crimes

Mr George Andah, the Deputy Minister of Communications, has advised students to lead in the awareness creation on cyber crimes, 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.



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