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Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers continues its efforts to
raise public awareness, particularly among teenagers, on the risks and dangers
of technology and social media in a briefing to an audience of 100 Year 7
students at the Student Learning Centre, Rimba II Secondary School. The briefing
was organised by the Student Faculty, Academy of Brunei Studies, Universiti
Brunei Darussalam, in cooperation with Rimba II Secondary School.
entitled ‘Cybercrime and the Risks and Dangers of Social Media’ was delivered as
part of the briefing by Deputy Public Prosecutors, Siti Nurjauinah Hj Kula, Nurul
Fitri Kiprawi, Nor’adliatul Hidayah Hj Mohd Zaidi and Pg Nor’ Azmeena Pg Hj
Mohiddin. The speakers covered various issues associated with the use of social
media such as cyber bullying and the prevalence of online scamming and
blackmailing. One of the highlighted topics was the sharing of personal information
online, which could be easily exploited by cyber criminals in order to commit
offences. The audience was reminded to be weary of who they communicated with on
the internet and to exercise caution before posting or sharing personal
information about themselves as well as others.
was also briefed on several cybercrime cases that have been prosecuted in
Brunei Darussalam including those which resulted from spreading false information
about others and forwarding viral messages. The presentation was then followed
by a question and answer session, which covered issues such as Brunei
Darussalam’s relevant laws and the penalties for related offences. Students
were advised not to believe everything they receive online and through social
media, and to try and ascertain the accuracy and credibility of information
through official sources before sharing.
Justice Division of the Attorney General’s Chambers invites interested agencies,
schools and educational institutions to contact the Chambers if they are
interested in holding similar briefings in the future. Requests for such briefings
should be addressed to the Criminal Justice Division, Attorney General’s
Chambers, the Law and Courts Building, Jalan Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BA1910, Brunei Darussalam.
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