Big disclosure in the latest report of Child Rights and You
33 percent parents said – strangers contacted children
Attempt to show wrong content to children
New Delhi, Amid rising cases of online child sexual abuse and abuse (OCSEA), a new study has revealed shocking details. Child Rights and You has found that 33.2 percent of parents reported that strangers approach their children through online platforms to befriend them. It was found in the study that in some cases the personal tried to know personal and family details. In some cases, miscreants pretended to give relationship advice. So in some cases an attempt was made to have wrong sexual content or online conversation.
It has been told in the study that 40 percent of those who respond to such strangers are adolescent girls, whose age is 14 to 18 years. At the same time, 33 percent of the teenage boys have replied to the messages of such fraudsters. So on the other hand, 70 percent of the parents said that they will not go to the police with such a complaint.
Study done in many states
According to a report in Deccan Herald, CRY in collaboration with Patna-based Chanakya National Law University (CNLU) has launched a book titled ‘POXO and Beyond: Understanding Online Safety During Covid’ to mark 10 years of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act 2013. Had contacted a study. The study was conducted on 424 parents and 384 teachers from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. The study shows that only 30 percent of parents said they would contact the police to make a complaint about online grooming or OCSEA. So there only 16 percent parents said that they know the law regarding this.
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Shockingly, 66.8 per cent parents did not answer the question whether they were aware that strangers were talking to their children. online were making contact. Only 4 per cent parents said that their children had informed them about such strange occurrences.
Teachers reported many cases
On the other hand, teachers reported 497 cases of online grooming of students in their class. And 53.9 percent teachers said that they have seen many types of behavioral changes in students due to online grooming. More than 145 respondent teachers noted that teen girls aged 14 to 18 were most commonly victimized, the study found, with at least 44 percent of parents happy with their children using any electronic device. were not. So there 58 percent parents were not aware of the content their children watch online.
Tags: Corona effect, covid 19, Online Study
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 19, 2023, 05:30 IST