Team: Safaa Balawei - legal clinic, Alla Bani Fadel, Ali Sbeeh and Asma Dwikat
Students and lecturers at the Faculty of Law, An-Najah University are currently preparing to launch the Cybercrime Campaign that aims to prevent and fight cyber crimes in the Palestinian community primarily among new generations because younger demographic represents not only the most eager users of new technologies, but also the most vulnerable segment of the population.
The campaign also recognizes that children and teenagers can be perpetrators of such crimes, so using education as a means of prevention and protection helps raise awareness about the issue from multiple perspectives.
In cooperation with the police department and the Ministry of Education, students at the faculty of law will be conducting visits to local high schools to talk about dangers of cybercrimes, information protection, cyber bullying, importance of reporting and reporting procedures, and legal consequences for such crimes. Bringing together social workers in schools, teachers, students, and their parents facilitates work of law enforcement agencies in a safe and familiar environment.
In the future, campaign hopes to mobilize and train groups of students who will be able to raise awareness about Cybercrimes under guidance of the police officers. The campaign team will conduct workshops for social workers, focusing on crime reporting and relevant procedures, and it will involve parents whose contribution can help further implement prevention efforts. This campaign will also engage with the local media sources, including Najah TV and radio.
How to get involved?
Campaign announcement will be made in the new school year, in September 2017, and university students who wish to participate in the campaign will fill out an application. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview, after which, if selected, they will engage in a training intensive.