BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Students of the Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School were reminded to think before they post online yesterday.
During a talk hosted by the Attorney General's Chambers' (AGC) Criminal Justice Division, the students were told to be cautious on the various negative implications of social media.
A press statement from the AGC said that the talk, titled 'Cybercrime and the Risks and Dangers of Social Media', was part of AGC's ongoing drive to educate the youth on the implications of the misuse of social media.
AGC was represented by a team of Deputy Public Prosecutors Karen Tan, Dk Didi-Nuraza Pg Hj Latiff, Ratno Eddy Sophian Haji Zaidi and Siti Nurjauinah Hj Kula.
The prosecutors explained to the students on the meaning of cybercrime as well as the risks and dangers that could arise online, such as criminals using social media to recruit drug mules.
Among the recent cases of those prosecuted in Brunei include imprisonment and fines for spreading pornogaphic materials online and criminal defamation, the statement said.
The students were also reminded that popular social media outlets such as Facebook and WhatsApp are a haven for the spread of hate and threat messages.
Legal action can also be taken against those who posts racial or anti-religious remarks online, the statement added.
The statement said that the Criminal Justice Division is inviting schools and educational institutions to contact the Chambers if they are interested in holding such talks in the future.
Requests for such talks 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, BA 1910, Brunei Darussalam.