Access to online porn linked to attack on Year One student

Access to online porn linked to attack on Year One student

PETALING JAYA - Netizens and NGOs are united in their concern over the inappropriate content children can access of the web.

Their concern is heightened after the recent incident in which brothers, one in Year Four and the other in Year Two, allegedly forced a Year One girl to perform oral sex on them.

The brothers apparently watched an adult movie at their school's computer lab and later invited the girl to their house in Tanjung Minyak Utama to re-enact what they had seen.

P Nagasayee Malathy, Executive Director of Protect and Save The Children (P.S. The Children) says that although there has been no research done on children accessing inappropriate content online, studies show that young children are a prominent presence on the Internet.

A study by Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission in 2012 shows that children below 15 years contribute to 11% of the national home internet users and children aged 15-19 years contribute to about 8.6% of internet users.

"This shows that the children have high access to internet and it is on the rise," said Malathy.

"Access to obscene materials to a child in any form (online or offline) would affect the child in terms of psycho social aspects," she said.

"This may also lead to the child sexually abusing other children because of the anxiety or mixed feeling which may lead to a confused state of mind," she adds.

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