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Cops to keep tab on kids viewing porn at cafes

india Updated: Dec 13, 2011 01:47 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
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To ensure that children are not allowed to surf objectionable content in cyber cafés, the Gurgaon police will start it's first-ever exercise to keep a tab on cyber cafés from next week.

The move comes in view of rising concern among parents that paedophiles tend to target children online or stalk them at cyber cafés.

“We are preparing a list of cyber cafés and will be checking whether café owners or managers actually verify the

age particulars of those who use their facilities to surf adult sites,” DCP (east), Maheshwar Dayal told Hindustan Times on Monday

The police jurisdiction for East district includes DLF City, Sushant Lok, South City and Huda sectors — 30, 31, 43, 44, 45 and 56 etc.

With parents restricting children from viewing objectionable content at home, authorities have found that many children used cyber cafés out of curiosity.

Though there is no official figure to cite an increase, sources said several parents had raised the issue informally with the area police.

“I was shocked when I came to know that my 12-year-old son was surfing objectionable content at a cyber café. My son had told me that he and his friend were playing video games at the latter's house,” said Sunita Sharma (name changed), an area resident.

Sharma said when she confronted her son, he said, “I just wanted to see who Sunny Leone was.”

Several parents have also expressed similar concern about their children.

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