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MECHANISM TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM CYBER ABUSE BEING FORMULATED – MINISTER

MECHANISMS to protect children from abuse and manipulation especially via online platforms are being formulating, Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has told the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

The minister noted before the UN congress that government is worried with the increase in access to internet by children is posing a threat to the well being of the young ones as most of them are falling prey to abuse and manipulation

He added that the new mechanisms and the enforcement of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes laws will deter culprits from abusing the cyber space to manipulate, traffic and entice children to indulge in illicit activities that are detrimental to the livelihood.

The Minister was speaking before departure for Zambia after attending the UN Congress which ened over the weekend in Kyoto, Japan.

Meanwhile Mr. Kampyongo has described the just ended Kyoto congress as a success saying the lessons and experiences learnt will benefit the country in preventing crimes and administration of criminal justice, which is key to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals -SDGs-.

The congress which drew participants around the globe was held under the theme, “Advancing crime prevention, criminal justice and the rule of law: towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.”

The UN Crime Congress has since adopted a political declaration that will set the crime prevention and criminal justice agenda for the next five years.

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