In its advisory statement, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) cybercrime branch asked all parents to monitor their children to ensure safe online class sessions.

And if there are any “irregularities or unwanted incidents” during online classes, DOJ’s Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC) urged the public to report such to any law enforcement agency such as the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

DOJ-OOC issued the advisory “to prevent similar incidents from happening and to ultimately protect children from online abuse and harmful contents during online classes.”

“While video conferencing services open doors to new opportunities that make access to education easy, application of information and communication technology in the conduct of online classes can cause many security risks, such as loss of confidentiality, availability, and integrity of computer data, as well as the exposure of students to abusive strangers and harmful online contents,” the Department said.

Read DOJ-OOC’s public advisory on its official Facebook page.

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