Students of the Citizen Security Degree of the Professional Academic Unit AUEM Tianguistenco impart talks in educational spaces where they share recommendations and advices to avoid being the victim of a crime.
Aiming to prevent crimes via Facebook, students of the Citizen Security Degree of the Professional Academic Unit AUEM Tianguistenco of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico impart talks in educational spaces where they share with young people recommendations and advices to avoid being the victims of a crime.
Claudia Martínez Gutierrez, student of the UAEM, explained that, before attending a school, they make research of the students in this social network and add them as friends using a fake account.
“We talk to them and extract information that could be used to commit a crime”.
This dynamic is useful for students, specially the younger ones, to realize how easy it is to obtain their personal information which can be used to harass, kidnap, extort or impersonate them.
“This activity is very important, because we create awareness and responsibility about the information shared in social media. We make elementary school, middle school and high school students understand how dangerous can be the irresponsible use of social networks.”
The activities, she pointed out, are designed depending the year of schooling of the students with the purpose of creating a collaborative environment that allows young people to share their internet experiences.
Claudia Martínez Gutierrez urged the university community to set their Facebook profiles on private so only people close to them can see the photos or the texts they publish.
During our visit to this educational spaces, she said, we help the kids configure their profiles, we invite them to deny any stranger’s friend request and to avoid linking their accounts with their phone numbers since that puts them in risk of a crime.