Over 65 per cent Kathmandu kids exposed to porn

As many as 66.6 per cent children in Kathmandu Valley have been found watching pornographic materials, shows a study report.

According to a study recently carried out by the CWIN, an organisation working in the sector of child rights, a total of 74 per cent girls and 91 per cent boys in the Valley use the Internet.

The Internet is a major medium through which children are exposed to pornographic materials, according to the study.

Programme Manager at the CWIN, Bharat Adhikari, said that the children are found watching such sites due to increasing use of information and technologies and easy access to the Internet facilities.

According to the report released today on the occasion of the International Day for the Girl Child, out of 465 rape and sexual abuse cases occurred in 2013, 371 cases were related to girl child.

Out of 371 cases in which girls were the victims, 23.44 per cent cases were related to girls below 10 years and 1.93 per cent girl children were killed after the rape, states the report.

Similarly, 51 children committed suicide in the same year.

Around 95 per cent girl children become victim of sexual abuse at different places including home, educational institution and working place, it added.

Source: THT