Kerala leads in Internet pornography

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  1. parijataka

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    After Malayalam blue films, Kerala leads in Net pornography.

    State takes a huge leap in internet pornography

    Kerala, the most literate state in the country, has a huge lead over others in the country when it comes to uploading obscene stories and photos on the internet, as per data from the police.

    In the year 2012, nearly 25 per cent of cases registered for uploading pornographic materials were from Kerala.

    Last year, as many 589 cases were registered in India for uploading lewd videos and images.

    Of this, 147 cases were registered in Kerala. Interestingly, in a list of 53 cities having a population of over one lakh, Kollam comes second with 12 cases after Jamshedpur with 17 cases, way ahead of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Southern states including Kerala, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu seem to be turning into hot spots for cyber crime with 1,149 cases under IT act being registered there, out of a total of 2876 cases registered in the country.

    Kerala also has a high number of children involved in cyber-crime cases. The police have recorded cases against 15 people under the age of 18 under IT Act. Majority of the cases registered in the state are for using social networks for eve-teasing and harassment.

    Officials with the high-tech cell of Kerala police said that compared to 2011, there is a slight increase in cyber crime in 2012. According to them, the highest number of cases are registered for misusing social networking sites.

    “The cases registered against children are for misusing social networking sites. Several people use it for taking revenge or breaking up marriages”, police officials said. According to criminologist James Wadakkanchery, the much promoted commuter literacy is now backfiring with a large number people including school children getting involved in cyber crimes.

    “If you look at the school students, majority of them would be carrying most advanced mobile phones having internet facilities. In other states, the computer literacy rate is very low compared to Kerala. The parents and teachers should take more responsibility. Parents should not buy mobile phones for minor children. Besides, teachers should take action against the school students who bring mobile phones to school”, he said.
     
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    Bad Parenting. Who the hell needs a Smart Phone at School age ??

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    And amryta sen like kerala for having good social indicators .:rofl:

    I mean u had high literarcy rates
     
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    I presume that is because Kerela is a very liberal state.

    Could it be that for that reason, they are a trifle oversexed when viewed with the conservativeness of the remainder of Indian society?

    No offence meant, but when Bishops and Nuns, who are technically celibate, are in the news for the wrong reasons and some even write about the abuse as that senior Nun and the Nun killed and chucked in the well, as I have seen in the news and even on this forum, I am a bit uncomfortable.

    Could be be that the food habits and the weather having an influence?

    I ask because I am totally intrigued and not being salacious!
     
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    Not surprising at all. There's an entire sub-industry devoted to Mallu porn. Though I thought it was mainly watched by Tamils rather than Mallus :notsure:
     
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    Why are we discussing Kerala's proclivity toward internet pornography?
     
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    I don't know about smaller towns, but in big cities if your kid doesn't have cellphone he is going to be ostracized.
     
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    Don't they have girlfriends or boyfriends ? milti nahi kya ? :p

    Sorry for the cheap shot.
     
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    I wasn't :yey:
     
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    Not everyone carries a lollipop, Doctor Sahab. Double cheap shot.
     
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    Baniya High School :troll:
     
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    We weren't allowed phones in school :troll: moreover not many kids had phones during my time.
     
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    I am not talking about your era old man. About present times. Hell, 12 year olds carry iphones and androids
     
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    nothing to do with bishops or nuns or the weather and food - idle minds and bodies due to Kerala's communist culture and trade unionism. Kerala despite having plenty of rainfall import vegetables from starved for water Tamil Nadu and milk from Karnataka (eaten up all the beef I guess!).
     
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    I said Smart Phone, not simple cellphone. And kids don't even need cellphone, I can allow mobile if kid is going at some distant place but not all time. Mobile is great tool of distraction from study. Well, I live in big city,too and such ostracism doesn't exist here on the basis of having mobile.

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    I think we have different definitions of big cities and "parenting", In any case I am yet to beat a 12 year old on all those iphone games.
     
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    I find this article rather fascinating because it highlights the perennial problem (in India) of poor decision making when addressing social problems. In keeping with the Indian traditions of troubleshooting the "solution" to this problem is the all encompassing "crackdown". Parents don't allow ____, teachers punish the hell out students when they do _____.

    I don't know how much data is needed to show that when it comes to an uncontrollable entity like the internet, broad spectrum prohibition and punitive action never works. If anything it just results in a backlash. Attempting to suppress internet related social activities (good or bad) is akin to the futile pursuit of putting the genie back in its bottle. Virtually every Indian school going child becomes aware of the terms "ban" and "black market" because it is by default a part and parcel of life.

    Now this is the hilarious part... let's look at the components of this conundrum: school children, school teachers, schools and parents... anybody notice a trend here? Or am I the only one wondering why nobody has considered the idea that perhaps EDUCATION may be the answer? As in teachers and parents educate children from a young age about proper internet etiquette, and make sure they know what is appropriate/ inappropriate and safe/ unsafe by the time they're old enough to access the internet. Teaching a child the dire importance of preventive measures to ensure no private acts end up on the internet is no different than teaching them to take strict precautions to navigate the chaotic streets of India. Nowhere in the world have I come upon a valid argument showing high literacy and education to be a burden as opposed to a boon. Yet "experts" like James Wadakkanchery apparently believe in this absurd notion; perhaps he could put his own literacy to use and study the pathetic outcomes of prohibition and punitive programs to combat misdemeanors. To me, the real problem here not with 'over literate' children but rather the lackadaisical adults who keep propagating the culture of ignorance and intellectual laziness. Asking authoritative figures to curtail and oppress their charges is actually the easy way out... educating young children on the other hand would first require the adults to educate themselves and then take on the challenge of actually talking to children. This is the difficult part that nobody wants to do. I mean at the end of the day a parent who arms a young/ immature child with a smart phone is in dire need of awareness-education themselves.

    Lastly, when addressing widespread problems particularly those involving children it is very, very important to discern misdemeanors from outright malicious criminal behavior. There's a difference between misguided adolescents posting nude pictures and harassing peers vs something like child pornography. There's also a difference between imprudent adolescent and young adults abusing social networks to harass others vs using the internet to conduct identity theft and other serious crimes. Subsequently there needs to be a difference in how the criminal justice system addresses these varying problems. This is why when a "criminologist" makes a statement like "a high number of cyber crime cases involve children" he or she needs to elaborate a bit upon the varying spectrum of internet crimes involving children.

    Prohibition and punitive actions ought to be reserved for criminals- prosecute the creep who follows women around with a camera, slam the jail door shut on the barbarian who uses the internet to stalk and harm women. Create legislation that hones in on dangerous criminals and avoids getting bogged down by "criminal cases" involving 3 teenagers on facebook.
     
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