TRA UAE desensitize parents ways to protect their children from extortion mail




Directed the General Authority for regulating the telecommunications sector in the UAE users generally social networking sites, and the parents of the children in particular, not to alienate privacy on social networking sites, and use a strong password and read the terms of use of smart phone applications in terms of application permissions words, as well as non-acceptance friendship requests by persons unknown to the child, advising parents to make sure their children from the sound practices on those sites and the non-participation of geographic locations, or to publish and display information or photos on Internet-connected devices to protect them from exposure to blackmail mail.

This came through the participation of the Authority in a symposium on the extortion-mail, which was organized with the Secretary of the Council of Rashidiya service program in collaboration with the Community Development Authority in Dubai, in order to educate parents of the dangers blackmail children electronically through unsafe use of the Internet in general and social networks, a private, which directed where mothers using parental control applications, and review the games and applications pre-loaded on the smart devices.

The engineer said Mohammed Al Zarouni, Director of policies and programs in the General Authority for regulating the telecommunications sector: “These events aim to define and community awareness of risks and damage caused by inadequate care while using the World Wide Web and smart applications, especially in the event of applications use is safe, and in turn we work carefully to educate society in general and parents in particular, to avoid becoming a victim of extortion, mail, and to raise awareness of ways proper and safe use of social networks and smart applications. ”

The symposium included four major themes is the technical hub of the security and legal hub of social hub, in addition to the axis of the Child Protection Act, which has been the most important procedures to be followed by the parents to protect their children from extortion, mail, and maintain the privacy of the general social networking sites users.

He noted architect Ghaith decorated director of business affairs at the National Response Team Computer Emergency in the body during his lecture to the importance of not compromising privacy, where Alambtzon goals picks based on what publish the victim in social networking sites, such as publishing personal data and photographs that suggest wealth, in addition to dissemination of geographic location, which can be blackmailer from the use of this information to the rhythm of the victim.

He stressed the importance of decorated read the terms of use of smart phone applications, in order to make sure that the application is requesting comments logical and permissions, it is possible to control these permissions by entering the property management applications and knowledge of each application and the addition permissions to enter their personal files.

She decorated and added that the main weakness specializes in unsafe technical practices by the victim, such as writing the word easy to guess the mystery, allowing blackmailer penetrate the victim’s account easily, as well as frequenting suspicious sites, downloading pirated software that may contain malicious software offers breakthrough data the victim, as well as deleted phone data in an unsafe manner.

He concluded decorated Speaking to submit a number of tips on best practices for the safe use of social networks and the World Wide Web, stressing the importance of maintaining computer security as an update of the operating system on an ongoing basis and to ensure that anti-virus software updated, in addition to not save personal information on Internet-connected devices, and download software from reliable sources, calling for parents to use parental control applications, and review games and other applications before downloading them to electronic devices smart, and make sure they fit the age group.

For his part, the media advisor Khalil Al Ali, the Secretary-service program talked about the impact of social networking on the security and national sides networks, applications, pointing out that many popular applications behind it irresponsible people are taking advantage of the potential of those applications to extract information, data and images and videos of users to serve their own interests, warning users to agree to the terms of those applications without reading them.

Al Ali said: “We are suffering from a cultural neglect in this area,” noting that Google, for example, is entitled to collect and store user data and record their calls of the smart phone systems, and save their own messages, and determine their geographical location. As is the case in social networking games applications, especially live ones games, stressing the need to beware of terrorist groups drawn children and young people through social networking sites, because the real war today spin on the pages of social networking sites to win the minds and changing ideas.

He noted Al Ali, that the law in the UAE criminalizes more than 52 cases related to the location of social networking, including extortion, fraud and defamation and abuse of the state and others, calling for public access to the state’s laws and legislation through the application of “the UAE legislation.”

Shukri Abdullah also spoke of the Secretary-service to “protect society from the dangers of modern technology,” where he stressed that it depends primarily on the awareness of the community members in order to avoid Trapped victim of extortion, noting that cases of extortion, mail in an individual state, not a phenomenon.

He Lashkari that parents have a responsibility to protect their children from extortionists, and guidance on how to use social networking sites positively, and make them aware of the dangers, stressing the need to follow up their children, and talk with them and educate them customs and traditions on the Internet, and warn them of dealing with strangers and accounts phantom.

Symposium Bushra concluded commander, head of child protection in the Community Development Authority with a lecture on “according to the Child Protection Act cultural hub,” which explained through the Federal Law No. 3 of 2016 in the UAE is every human being born has not been eighteen years of age is a child, noting that the concept of child abuse is any act or omission that would lead to harm to a child, and prevents the upbringing and development of their proper and safe and healthy, pointing out that abstinence also means neglect both in the child’s health or education, or security and others.


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