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Police Catch 65 Hyderabad Teens Watching Porn In Cyber Cafés, Provide Counselling

Some were as young as 11 years old.

15/12/2016 11:54 AM IST | Updated 15/12/2016 2:49 PM IST
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When Hyderabad Police began receiving complaints from parents of teenage children that they had started spending inordinate amount of time in cyber cafés in the older parts of the town, they decided to look into the matter.

After tailing the teenagers to different cyber cafés, they found that over 100 such establishments let minors use their computers to watch porn and other disturbing content.

According to NDTV, 65 such youngsters — some of them as young as 11 years old — were made to sit in group counselling sessions. Parents of these minors were made to accompany them to the sessions, much to the embarrassment of both.

A senior police official told the news channel that they were keeping a close watch on such activities because the teenagers, who were all boys, were also watching violent videos, such as be-headings by ISIS.

The parents, who were unsure about how to deal with the situation, also received counselling by the police. They were advised to watch our for their children's after-school activities and were assured that they would get help from the schools as well.

A parent who works in a clothes showroom told NDTV:

"I first wanted to hit him. That was my first instinct. Then I thought, I need to talk to him. I am glad the Hyderabad police did this drive to wean children away from all this."

The police has registered complaints against 30 cyber cafés for not installing CCTV cameras and letting minors watch pornography.

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