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Andhra HC Proclaims That Sex Education Programs in Schools Spoil Students’ Mind

Jan 2, 2014 15:39 IST

    The sex education and adult education program introduced in the year 2005-06 in the high schools has "spoilt" the minds of students of impressionable age, said L Narasimha Reddy, an Andhra Pradesh high court judge on 29 December 2013.

    He asserted that it is parent’s duty to bring their children on the right track.

    Justice Reddy, also a chairman of the high court legal services committee added that the breakdown of joint family system to nuclear families is the reason for bringing the sense of insecurity for children. He spoke this at a sensitization programme on the "Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012", for stake-holders.

    State DGP, B. Prasada Rao also said that development of nuclear families leads to parents unable to provide quality time and parental care to their children. Instead maids or wardens replace as caretakers of children.

    Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh high court Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta also observed that though the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 got passed a year back, still many measures need to be taken when it comes to implementation. Sengupta added that the last 20 years have seen many incidents of sexual offences against children which are only growing and stressed on the role media and police play on combating these.

    He also said that incidents of child sexual abuse and exploitation that are occurred in schools, rural areas, hospitals and other public places can be avoided if immediate action is taken.

    DGP Rao also blamed Digital Media as internet, Mobile phones, TV, cinema in distracting the minds of children adversely that changes the behavior of children.

    He added that Police have to be polite with child victims of sexual abuse while making sure that they are not provoking them with abusive behavior, because child victims of sexual abuse are already in a state of shock and trauma.

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