Children must be educated on internet risks, Al Ain majlis hears

Officials and members of the public who took part stressed that parents must monitor their children’s use of social media to make sure they stay out of trouble.

ABU DHABI // Residents who took part in a Ministry of the Interior majlis in Al Ain agreed on the need to raise the level of awareness among young people about the risks of misusing the internet in order to protect them from exploitation.

Participants emphasised the importance of social responsibility, especially the role of parents, when educating children.

The majlis, hosted by Mohammed Bakheet Al Kitbi at his home, was one in a series of community meetings organised by the Office for the Culture of Law-respect at the ministry. It addressed the role of the media in raising awareness about the risks of misusing the internet.

Officials and members of the public who took part stressed that parents must monitor their children’s use of social media to make sure they stay out of trouble.

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Published: August 11, 2016 04:00 AM

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