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Published: Saturday August 16, 2014 MYT 8:25:00 PM
Updated: Saturday August 16, 2014 MYT 8:29:52 PM

Think before you click, warns MCMC

 PETALING JAYA: Think before you 'click' anything on the Internet or face the wrath of the law,  says the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Its chairman, Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, said any 'tweet', 'share' and comments, although made unintentionally, that could hurt the feelings or have negative effect on others might cause the authorities to take legal action.

"Now, everyone is connected and can be easily found in the social media. So, teach yourself to be more ethical, responsible and wiser when using the social media," he told a press conference after launching phase two of the 'Click Wisely, Meet Up!' programme here.

The campaign, which targets those between 13 and 18, provides various applications and games to educate and create awareness among Internet users on security, protection and responsibility in cyber space.

Mohamed Sharil said it was also crucial for parents to monitor children using the Internet.

Based on statistics, 2,137 complaints on abuse of the social media were received by MCMC last year and this year, as of July, 1,457 reports were lodged, he added. - Benama

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