UAE Police Says Children Who Play Games Online Subjects to “Blackmail”

UAE police on Tuesday said that children playing online games are more prone to danger and could be subjected to blackmail if extortionists collect their personal data and photos.

Major Noura Sultan Al Shamsi, Head of Media and Public Relations Department, Ajman Police, said that they have organized an awareness campaign for the parents on the dangers and influence of online games on children.

Al Shamsi said that children share their personal data and private photos while playing online games and this could prove dangerous for them.

“The children also engaged in texting, and also audio conversation online, and this put them in danger if such critical information is misused,” Khaleej Times quoted Al Shamsi as saying.

Al Shamsi further went on to say that if extortionists gather children’s personal data and photos, they may “face blackmailing, bullying, and threats.”

Children can also be exposed to fraud and theft if they use bank cards to subscribe or buy games through unreliable sites.

Al Shamis called on the parents to keep a close eye on their children when they play games online.

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