Bangladeshi girls being trained how to avoid online predators
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 30/05/2017 21:12
What their attackers bet on is shame: in a conservative society, the horror of an intimate photo leaking, or rumours being spread, is enough to buy a teenage girl’s silence.
“We didn’t even know anyone could harm us through the internet,” said Sharifa Oishee, a schoolgirl in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital.
But research shows otherwise: teenagers are overwhelmingly the victims of an alarming rise in cybercrimes in Bangladesh, driven, as elsewhere, by the proliferation of smartphones and social media.