The Division of Psychological Counseling and Educational Guidance at the University of Information Technology and Communication (UoITC) held an educational awareness workshop on drugs and cyber blackmailing for the students of the faculties of Engineering and Biomedical Informatics.

The workshop was held under the title (Drugs and Cyber Blackmailing are two sides of the same coin).

Lecturer Nidhal al-Abadi pointed out, for a number of teachers, staff and students, the dangers of drugs on the individual, family and society and how to combat and reduce them.

Chief engineer Mr. Saleh Al-Shammari touched upon the dangers of cyber blackmailing and the legal provisions to combat blackmailing of all kinds with evidence and cases that have been addressed.

Mr. Al-Shammari also pointed out the cooperation of the state agencies in helping the victim and the severe punishment of the blackmailer.

The workshop came within the government’s programs of implementing training projects, workshops and seminars under the guidance of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.