Children as victims of cybercriminality. The need for public policies to prevent it

Alicia Rodríguez Sánchez
Estudiante de Máster en Derecho Penal, Universidad de Salamanca, arsb@usal.es
DOI: 10.22400/cij.7.e041
RESUMEN ǀ ABSTRACT ǀ RESUMO

Although the number of cases of minors committing offences is growing, it is still much lower than the number of cases of minors who are victims of crime. When we talk about cybercrime and the multitude of conduct that fit within this category, we must think about how to prevent this behaviour in order to be safe. Since we cannot influence the expansion of new technology, we have to think of finding ways to slow down its impact. Public policies can be an effective solution if they are aimed at prevention. Public policies must include educating those who may fall victim to this type of behaviour, and by making a gender differentiation, since the number of victims between both genders are abysmal. Despite the difficulties, governments must be urged to invest and create budgets for the prevention of this type of behaviour.

PALABRAS CLAVE ǀ KEYWORDS ǀ PALAVRAS CHAVE
Cybercrime; Minors; Victims; Prevention; Public Policy.
Recibido ǀ Received ǀ Recebido  25/03/2019,  Aceptado ǀ Accepted ǀ Aceito  03/06/2019,  Publicado ǀ Available ǀ Publicação  31/07/2019 
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