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Type of document: News
Topic: Actions/initiatives/projects
Geographic descriptors: India
Language: English
Source: www.tehelka.com/story_main17.asp?filename=Ne050606Karnataka.asp
Date of publication: 01 May 2006
Long Abstract: CYBER SAFETY?

Karnataka thinks up under-14 firewall

The state government is set to enforce the new law to curb Internet misuse by kids. Paedophilia and Internet porn are key worries that have forced the move, reports M. Radhika

In a move — the first of its kind in the country — the Karnataka government is planning not to allow children below the age of 14 to enter Internet parlours unless an adult accompanies them. This would be applicable to Bangalore as well as other towns. Alarmed at the rising vulnerability of children to pornographic material and paedophiles, government has contemplated this step.

The new rule will be part of children’s rights bill which is at present under scrutiny and will soon be tabled for approval, say officials. Unlike other surveillance steps like producing identity proof at parlours, this move has drawn cheer, not flak. The regulation aims at curbing the access of Internet porn by children. In the long run however, it seeks to curb child trafficking and the misuse of the Internet by paedophiles to access Indian children.



May 2006

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