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Much worse is the horrid and shocking content that is being uploaded nowadays; the demand for sadistic content is also on a rise.
Trigger Warning: This deals with child sexual abuse and child pornography, and may be triggering for survivors.
Enough is Enough. Child pornography is a big industry grossing more than $3 -20 billion every year, and it is also one of the fastest-growing online businesses which saw a steep hike in searches, especially from India during covid19 lockdown. Delhi leads the searches for child pornography indicating keywords. This poses a high risk to children because the creators see them as raw materials for their money-making illegal content with children.
The risk is also increased for children around those who are watching more and more of this content since they forget their the child is to be protected by the adults and not abused.
Gone are the days when they posted naked pictures of children. Now they are showing explicit videos and images depicting brutalizing of children by adults and animals. Of the victims are 83% children aged 6-12 years of age, 39% are children aged 3-5 and 19% had images of infants and toddlers aged below 3 years. People who view child pornography are more likely to abuse a child.
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I know those pervert people who stoop down to such low levels will never read or heed such pleas but WE can stop them by being alert.
You can report child pornography online by forwarding the site address to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
NCMEC will forward your report to the appropriate investigative agency for follow-up. You can also report it to Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP), Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), and Report Child Pornography.
In India it is a crime to browse download, create, or publish child pornography. Browsing websites containing child pornography can lead to a 5 year term of imprisonment and fine of up to 1 lakh INR.
Let us not hesitate to report people indulging in such crimes. Let us together save our children and give the protection and love they deserve.
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Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month [CSAAM] is about taking back our power, our lives, even if it is years after it has happened. It’s a violence that preys on the fact that a child is vulnerable to both – the abuse itself, and to the guilt a predator burdens them with, effectively silencing the survivor. Add to that the fact that in majority of cases, the predator is someone the child knows socially, possibly in family, and who takes advantage of that fact.
We need to take this power away from these predators, and reclaim it by speaking up.
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I am Farida Rizwan, 55, Counselor and Psychotherapist working as Senior Curriculum Developer with Chimple Learning. I am ardent blogger @www.chaptersfrommylife.com and share my life experiences of surviving breast cancer 3rd stage for read more...
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Last week, I was having a conversation with a friend related to personal financial planning and she shared how she had had fleeting thoughts about joining work but she was apprehensive to take the plunge. She was unaware of return to work programs available in India.
She had taken a 3-year long career break due to child care and the disconnect from the job arena that she spoke about is something several women in the same situation will relate to.
More often than not, women take a break from their careers to devote time to their kids because we still do not have a strong eco-system in place that can support new mothers, even though things are gradually changing on this front.
A married woman has to wear a sari, sindoor, mangalsutra, bangles, anklets, and so much more. What do these ornaments have to do with my love, respect, and commitment to my husband?
They: Are you married?
They: But You don’t look like it
Me: (in my Mind) Why should I?
Why is being married not enough for a woman, and she needs to look married too? I am tired of such comments in the nearly four years of being married.
I believe that anything that is forced is not right. I must have a choice. I am a living human, not a puppet. And I am not stopping anyone by not following any tradition. You are free to do whatever you like to do. But do not force others. It’s depressing.