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lunedì 17 aprile 2017
A haven for child pornography
Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Yembise has said that, based on data from Interpol and the National Police, 25,000 child pornography activities took place in the country every day.
She added that according to observation conducted by the ministry and digital media analysis and survey institution Katapedia from September to November 2016, 1,200 tweets related to child pornography were sent out on Twitter.
"The ministry has been coordinating with Interpol and the National Police to tackle the problem. We will also coordinate with the Communications and Information Ministry," she said on Monday.
Yohana called on parents and teachers to supervise children's use of smartphones, which could be used to make them victims of pornography.
"The family is the key in protecting children from negative influence. We can see that many children interact less with their parents because of their addiction to gadgets. I ask all parents to supervise the use of gadgets, because children could access pornographic content through these," she added. (rdi/wit)