Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Police are issuing a warning to parents, urging them to increase their vigilance in protecting their children from the dangers of cyber blackmail and exploitation.

This concern arises from incidents involving bullying, threats, harassment, and the manipulation of young individuals into sharing compromising photos and personal data, often leading them into morally objectionable activities through social media platforms and online games.

As part of their "Stay Safe" campaign, Abu Dhabi Police are emphasizing the crucial need to safeguard children against electronic blackmail. Perpetrators often assume false identities, posing as girls to lure youngsters into seemingly innocent friendships, only to later threaten to expose their private information and images online, all driven by motives such as financial gain, obtaining sensitive information, or personal desires.

To address these issues, the police are highlighting the Aman service, which offers a secure communication channel for reporting various types of information, including security concerns, community issues, and traffic-related matters. This service operates around the clock, enabling community members to actively contribute to crime prevention while ensuring complete confidentiality.

If you encounter cases of blackmail, you can report them through accessible communication channels, such as the toll-free number 8002626 (AMAN2626), text messages (2828), or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Photo by Felix Berndt Photography, Wikimedia commons.