From the surface, it may not seem like Belize is affected by the sexual exploitation of children in cyberspace. The reality is that we are and the reality is that this sort of crime is transnational. For the last three days, several agencies have been meeting with local judges, law enforcement officers, and human services personnel to strengthen the ability to reel in the cyber culprits. The meetings were on its third day today. Love News stopped by to see what has been the progress. According to Lliani Arthurs, the Director of Human Services, the presentations are eye-openers and informative. She says that parents need to be aware that even when their children are at home, once they have access to cyberspace they are still in danger.
Luisa Fernandez is from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Cybercrimes. She presented briefly today and spoke on a process that will include Belize in databases and international information to help them in their investigations.
The sessions continue tomorrow at the Radisson Fort George Hotel. The sessions are being funded by the Government of Canada.