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Playboy is passe, porn games are here!

No longer does little Johnny steal his dad's Playboy or Debonair to browse through adult stuff. Even porn on the Internet is passe. All that he has to do is...

tabloid Updated: May 15, 2006 12:27 IST
Monika Adlakha
Monika Adlakha
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Hindustantimes
         

No longer does little Johnny steal his dad's Playboy or Debonair to browse through adult stuff. Even porn on the Internet is passé. All that he has to do is access the X-rated games on a web enabled mobile phone.

If you thought that sexplicit MMS clips involving school kids was technology at its scariest, then here's something which is sure to give you nightmares. Adult games are very much within the reach of children, as most of them carry their own mobile handsets.

Experts feel that unlike porn on the Internet, games on cellphones are accessible to children 24X7. And the bigger worry is the long-term damage this can cause. “The addiction to porn takes children away from reality. It creates a sense of arousal, which makes them emotionally insensitive,” says clinical psychiatrist Samir Parikh.

Karan Bindal was shocked when he opened a folder labelled ‘do not open' in his 16-year-old son's phone filled with porn video games. “His computer has antiporn filters but what to do with this?” he says.

While anti-porn software for computers is easily available, there's none for mobile phones. So, what do parents do till such software is created?

According to Parikh, “Sex education is necessary. Parents should understand that they can't monitor their children all the time, it's better to trust them.” Thinking twice about buying a new mobile for your child?

First Published: May 15, 2006 12:27 IST