Abu Dhabi Police and AAU Raise Technological Awareness
In collaboration with the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, the Deanship of Student Affairs at Al Ain University of Science and Technology organized an awareness workshop entitled “A Technologically-aware Generation” aimed at raising awareness on the risks involved in misusing technology and the Internet in addition to introducing “Aman” service for confidentially handling issues and technical problems. The workshop, attended by students, faculty members, and staff, was delivered by Ms. Amna Al Azizi, of the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police. The attendees expressed their pleasure as the workshop raised important aspects concerning the use of technical and electronic devices and ways to address risks. The workshop also focused on the problems resulting from the misuse of the Internet and various social networking sites.
Dr. Ibtehal Aburezq, Dean of Student Affairs at the AAU, stated that spreading technological awareness among students is a significant matter and represents a priority especially as we are talking about the age groups that most commonly use electronic devices, the Internet, and new technologies. This workshop, organized in collaboration with the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, is aimed at providing correct, comprehensive information that enables the students to realize all the aspects of the risks entailed when using electronic devices to the end of reducing all kinds of cyber crimes.
She added, “the workshop included most of the uses of technology, both hardware-related and the Internet; it presented some of the latest electronic crimes and risks in order for the audience to learn and take advantage of the experiences that have been monitored and ways to combat them, particularly through the “Aman” service which is allocated through toll-free numbers to provide assistance to overcome any problem while maintaining strict confidentiality. Community members are encouraged to report any irregularities in order to fight misbehavior and misuse. At the end of the workshop, the students engaged in a QA session and discussed ideas that were both useful and enriching.”
Dr. Aburezq also expressed AAU’s gratitude to the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police for the informative workshop. At AAU, we always welcome cultural and awareness workshops that will augment the students’ cultural awareness, and promote Abu Dhabi Government’s approach to combating cyber crime and enhance the sound use of modern technology.