College of Engineering – University of Kufa, in cooperation with the Community Police Division in Najaf, held an awareness workshop entitled “Blackmailing : causes and avoiding it .”
The workshop aims to shed light on this societal problem and research the mechanism of preventing it. A number of community police members attended. In their lectures, they discussed the need to be careful when accepting unconfirmed friend requests, especially from fictitious ones, or affiliated with suspicious organizations that use accounts on social networking sites. Pointing to the problem of emotional blackmail to obtain money, especially girls and women in general.The workshop came out with a number of recommendations, the most prominent of which are raising awareness through the media, security services following up on blackmailers and taking deterrent legal procedures against them, families have to follow up on their sons and daughters and educating them on a permanent basis.