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Youth getting addicted to internet porn, says NGO  

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on November 20, 2014 Published on November 20, 2014

Watching porn on the web could result in sex offences, non-governmental organisation Rescue says. The NGO, which is conducting awareness programmes, has conducted a survey in colleges that shows increasing addiction to porn content on the net.

The survey was carried out in 13 colleges, covering 350 male students. “We have noticed that 21 per cent of these students watch violent porn,” Abhishek Clifford, Chief Executive Officer of Rescue, said.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, he said the youth in the age group of 18-21 were falling prey to the addiction and each year the number of youth hooked on to the Internet for watching the sexually explosive content.

“About 70 per cent of them are watching four hours of sex videos per week, which is very alarming. Watching such content would drive them to sexual acts quite early,” he said.

The NGO wanted the Government to set up an exclusive cyber police division to tackle the Internet pornography. “The existing cyber police cells are busy dealing with hacking, terrorism and Internet fraud. There are about two crore porn websites. We need to have software to identify them,” he said.

Published on November 20, 2014
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