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Stop Child Pornography: Enough Is Enough!

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.

Much worse is the horrid and shocking content that is being uploaded nowadays; the demand for sadistic content is also on a rise.

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.

Stop viewing child pornography, to stop the pain behind those pictures

Image credit: Farida Rizwan

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.

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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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Let’s Create a Safe Space to Speak abut Child Sexual Abuse

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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Farida Rizwan

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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