A threat on Facebook is also criminal

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Whether in person or on the Internet, uttering death threats against someone can be worth jail time. Young people in Quebec are also facing justice because of this. Let's talk a bit about cybercrime ...

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Often, we talk about Internet crime by teaching young people how to protect themselves from it. It now seems necessary to talk about the other side of the coin as well in order to prevent young people from becoming web criminals themselves, as is the case in today's news:

According to the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ), the two boys, 14 and 15, as well as a 16-year-old teenager could face charges of conspiracy to murder.

Source: Radio-Canada

Today's activities are simple, but will help students understand that what is prohibited by law in life is also prohibited on the Internet. They will also identify the different forms of cybercrime.



At the end of the activities, the student will be able to:
- know and explain the different types of cybercrime;
- think about how they would react if they witnessed a cybercrime;
- understand that the law also applies to actions committed on the Internet.

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