The Public Affairs Unit (PAU) of the Economic and Organised Crime Office has embarked on a sensitisation programme to educate pupils on gaming, its related activities and cyber bullying. The programme targets Junior High and Upper Primary Schools in the Greater Accra Region.
The programme broadly seeks to create awareness on the negative impacts of the use of social media, cyber bullying and gaming on children of school going age. It also seeks to educate children on the dangers of patronizing gaming centres and various betting platforms.
The PAU team engaged students in the Shai Osudoku District and visited Kasunya R/C and D/A, Volivo Lanor D/A Presby, Dodowa Presby A/B, Ayikuma Methodist, Ayikuma R/C and Ayikuma Islamic school, Dodowa Methodist A/B and Fiankonya D/A school.
The Team Leader, Mrs. Faustina Lartey entreated the children to concentrate on their studies and eschew vices which lead to deviant behaviours. She stated that these activities have the tendency of destroying their lives.
She added that there are positive and negative effects of the use of social media. She consequently advised the pupils to desist from cyber bullying and encouraged them to report such issues to their teachers, parents and guardians who may in turn forward these complaints to the Cyber Security Authority on toll free number 292.