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No plan to install jammers in schools to stop students from watching porn: Govt

HRD minister of state Upendra Kushwaha told Lok Sabha that it may not be feasible to install jammers inside the school premises since they will block internet access to computers used by students.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2017 18:31 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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The HRD ministry is considering a proposal to have one male and female child counsellor in every school and special workshops conducted in schools for awareness about sex education.(Shutterstock)

There is no proposal by the government to install jammers on school premises to prevent students from viewing porn-sites, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

“The government has not directed schools, both private and government, to install jammers on school premises keeping in view the rise of sexual crimes on students and increasing reports of porn-sites viewed by students,” minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said in a written reply.

Read more: No porn in school: CBSE asked to install jammers to block websites on campuses

He further said that it may not be feasible to install jammers inside the school premises since they will block internet access to computers used by students.

“However, in order to prevent access of pornographic sites on the cell phones by the driver or anyone who is in charge of the children in the buses, jammers can be installed in buses,” he added.

The HRD ministry is considering a proposal to have one male and female child counsellor in every school and special workshops conducted in schools for awareness about sex education.

First Published: Aug 03, 2017 17:57 IST