The statistics of child sexual abuse are frightening even in our country, which considers children as a shared responsibility of society and family.
The statistics of child sexual abuse are frightening even in our country, which considers children as a shared responsibility of society and family. Even in the times of life confined to the home of Corona period and the uncertainty of life, there was only an increase in the ill-fated thinking of exploitation of innocent people in the country. In 2020, authorities in the US also received a record-breaking 2017 million reports of child abuse material.
Pornographic material scattered in the virtual world is endangering childhood. Child sexual abuse is giving rise to the maladaptive trend. The easy availability of online child sexual abuse material around the world has become an important factor in promoting the idea of child abuse against the innocent. According to Michael Salter and Delaney Woodlock, professors of criminology at the University of South Wales, the number of users of the Internet and smart gadgets has increased rapidly due to technological advances. Also, child sexual abuse material is widely available online due to the lax actions of Internet companies and governments that are expanding with commercial thinking. It is nourishing the barbaric mentality of child sexual abuse.
The latest figures from the National Crime Records Bureau show that cyber crimes against children across the country have increased by more than 400 percent in 2020 as compared to 2019. In these figures for the year 2020, the maximum number of 170 cases of online crimes against children were registered in Uttar Pradesh. 144 cases were registered in Karnataka and 137 in Maharashtra. Kerala, the topper in literacy figures, is also included in this list. This maladaptive trend is increasing all over the world.
According to Germany’s central police, the number of people there wanting to see pictures of child sex abuse has doubled in a year. In 2020, the police had received more than fifty-five thousand information from various sources about the sexual abuse of children and the distribution of their pictures. In the last year, there has been a fifty-three percent increase in such cases. Child porn material, which has become a problem for children globally, is being created through the digital world and also being delivered with clicks in many countries. In the case of making and sharing children’s pornographic videos, the CBI raided seventy seven cities in fourteen states of the country, due to which the network of child pornography has spread to a hundred countries.
Actually, the habit of peeping into the smart phone every hand is psychologically linking human thought and behavior with many disorders. The statistics of child sexual abuse are frightening even in our country, which considers children as a shared responsibility of society and family. Even in the times of life confined to the home of Corona period and the uncertainty of life, there was only a boost in the ill-conceived thinking of exploitation of innocent people in the country. In 2020, authorities in the US also received a record-breaking 2017 million reports of child abuse material. At the same time, Australia’s Efficiency Commissioner also had the highest number of reports related to child abuse material.
Not only this, arrests and charges for child sexual abuse offenses have increased by almost seventy per cent in Australia. Ninety-five percent increase was seen in the search of child sexual abuse material in our country during this period. The latest report of the National Crime Records Bureau shows that in India, there has been an increase of twenty-two percent of the cases of sexual abuse against children in a year.
It is not difficult to understand that the availability of such material is directly creating a tendency to exploit as soon as the opportunity arises, instead of creating a safe environment for the children. There have also been cases in which teenagers have also physically abused other children by taking inspiration from online content. Recently, in a shameful incident in Nagaon district of Assam, three minors thrashed a mere six-year-old girl to death for not watching porn on her mobile phone. All the accused in this incident are in the age group of eight to eleven years.
In recent years, perverted mentality and crimes of sexual abuse have been fueled by the malicious content present in the fist through smart phones. The most unfortunate side of most cases is that those viewing such content and exploiting children are known to them. This openness to the technological circle and the world of the screen is playing a vital role in spreading the dignified fabric of the society. In this era of divergence of thinking and understanding, even their close ones are not missing from making children a victim.
According to a recent analysis by the Australian Institute of Criminology, up to sixty-five percent of criminals under treatment are intimate partners. A study conducted by Partner Speck, a non-governmental organization that provides help and legal aid for (non-criminal) family members of people who have used child sexual abuse material, revealed that eighty-three percent of people who have had access to child sexual abuse material have access to their lives. The person used child abuse material, he or she was someone knowledgeable.
Many of these criminals saw the relevant material and committed the crime. These crimes also included the sexual abuse of children and the production and distribution of material. This maze of exploitative thinking is responsible not only for criminal incidents of physical abuse of children, but also for fostering an entire culture of psychosis. This is the reason that in 2015, after the Supreme Court’s strictness, the Center had banned eight and a half hundred porn sites.
From common citizens to society, government and judicial system, everyone is aware that child pornographic material has increased the cases of child abuse. Some time ago, while awarding the death sentence to the convict of raping a five-year-old girl in the POCSO court in Rajasthan, the judge had cited drugs and pornography as the main reason behind these incidents. Talking about the psychological analysis of the misdeeds of the accused, he had said that internet facility and accessible mobile phones have become the main reason for the increase in such crimes.
The horrific scenes depicted on the Internet from young children are distorting the mind and mind of the youth. Regrettably, it is being served in a cyber world meant for information and communication, which is fueling the sexual abuse of children around the world. Seeing these, the trend of sexual exploitation of children has increased, for making this material, many horrific crimes like child trafficking, drug addiction and intimidation are being committed in children. This is the reason why education, awareness and even legal rules and regulations are not able to rein in them. This obscene darkness of the digital world is consuming only human thinking and understanding.
From metros to remote villages, this pornographic material, giving birth to a perverted mentality, has made its place. Every aspect of humanistic thinking has been marginalized. The reach of technology has increased the struggle to save the childhood of children instead of awareness. There are many such groups active on social media platforms, which are misleading children. It is necessary that internet companies and governments should strictly rein in this. At the same time, parents should also be vigilant and protect children from situations of exploitation and directionlessness in the virtual world.