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Balenciaga seeks $25 million in damages for the controversial ad: Read statement

Balenciaga is seeking $25 million in damages from the company behind the ad campaign that sexualised children. The luxury fashion house has become the target of fierce criticism.

Balenciaga seeks $25 million in damages for the controversial ad, apologises amid backlash for 'sexualising kids'(Instagram/@dietprada)
Balenciaga seeks $25 million in damages for the controversial ad, apologises amid backlash for 'sexualising kids'(Instagram/@dietprada)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 12:19 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

How this new snapchat tool helps parents to prevent children from cyber abuse

In October, Snap and its tech peers TikTok and YouTube testified before U.S. lawmakers accusing the companies of exposing young users to bullying or steering them toward harmful content. Instagram also testified in a Senate hearing in December over children’s online safety.

Abusive content and online bullying harms teens’ mental health and body image.(Shutterstock)
Abusive content and online bullying harms teens’ mental health and body image.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Keeping children safe online needs a holistic approach

The study has been authored by Dr Manjeer Mukherjee, senior director at Arpan

The study identifies three key online safety concerns that arise are, “hacking or creating of fake profiles, trolling and cyberbullying on gaming platforms and sharing of sexually explicit images and pictures”.(Pixabay)
The study identifies three key online safety concerns that arise are, “hacking or creating of fake profiles, trolling and cyberbullying on gaming platforms and sharing of sexually explicit images and pictures”.(Pixabay)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 03:02 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

NCRB says over 99% crimes registered in 2020 under POCSO Act were against girls

An analysis of the latest NCRB data by NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) revealed that among 28,327 children who were victims of crimes reported under the POCSO Act, 28,058 were girls.

A deeper analysis of the cases reported under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act showed that crimes against adolescent girls within the 16 to 18 age group were the highest at 14,092, followed by 10,949 crimes against girls within the 12 to 16 age group.(PTI)
A deeper analysis of the cases reported under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act showed that crimes against adolescent girls within the 16 to 18 age group were the highest at 14,092, followed by 10,949 crimes against girls within the 12 to 16 age group.(PTI)
Published on Oct 11, 2021 02:17 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Children who experience abuse or neglect likely to die in adulthood: Study

A new study links child abuse or neglect to early death in adulthood. It says that children who experience sexual or physical abuse or neglect are more likely to die in middle age - that is, between 45 and 58. 

Children who experience sexual, physical abuse or neglect likely to die in adulthood: Study(Unsplash (For representation purpose only))
Children who experience sexual, physical abuse or neglect likely to die in adulthood: Study(Unsplash (For representation purpose only))
Published on Sep 26, 2021 08:57 AM IST
ANI | , London [uk]

French victims of child abuse speak out in new #MeToo wave

The French government pledged on Thursday to toughen laws on the rape of children after a massive online movement saw hundreds of victims share accounts about sexual abuse within their families.

The move comes in the wake of child abuse accusations involving a prominent French political expert.(Pixabay)
The move comes in the wake of child abuse accusations involving a prominent French political expert.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 22, 2021 11:25 AM IST
AP |

Online child sex abuse witnesses a spike worldwide amid Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 lockdowns created the perfect storm for increases in online sexual exploitation of children and from slums in the Philippines to Australia’s suburbs, the cross-border crime has mushroomed as offenders take advantage of school closures and lockdowns to reach children - either in person or via social media, gaming sites and the dark web.

Covid-19 lockdowns drive spike in online child abuse(Twitter/tasblegal)
Covid-19 lockdowns drive spike in online child abuse(Twitter/tasblegal)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Brisbane, Australia | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Tripura man held for rape-murder of daughter’s 6-yr-old friend

Deep strangulation marks were found on the girl’s throat and there were injury marks on her private parts as well, police said.

The dead girl was a friend of the accused man’s daughter and had gone to his house to play with her.(Representational Photo)
The dead girl was a friend of the accused man’s daughter and had gone to his house to play with her.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Agartala | ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Carpenter held for inappropriately touching 10-year-old girl in Pune

The family of the child had hired him to fix a plumbing problem in their house in Wakad on Sunday afternoon when the complainant, who is a housewife, was home with her daughter.

The girl told her mother about the incident who then submitted a written complaint to the police.(Representational Photo)
The girl told her mother about the incident who then submitted a written complaint to the police.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | By

Punjab school bus conductor to stay in jail till death for raping 4-yr-old

On November 28, the court had convicted Kumar and acquitted three others — school in-charge Babita and two management members Jiwan Jain and Tarsem Lal.

The court said there would be no remission in the sentence of the convict.(airdone)
The court said there would be no remission in the sentence of the convict.(airdone)
Updated on Dec 03, 2019 06:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Sangrur | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur

Stringent steps are needed to curb sexual abuse of children

Awareness campaigns, workshops in schools, engaging with families and communities, besides better policing, will go a long way in curbing sexual abuse of children.

Strong and effective policing and working of the justice system is crucial to curb cases of sexual abuse of children.(AP)
Strong and effective policing and working of the justice system is crucial to curb cases of sexual abuse of children.(AP)
Published on Aug 22, 2019 01:06 PM IST
ByKalpana Viswanath

UP man arrested for raping 3-year-old in Panipat

The girl has been admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science in Rohtak, where her condition is said to be critical.

The victim went missing from the Panipat railway station where she was her parents. Later she was found at an isolated place.(Representative Image)
The victim went missing from the Panipat railway station where she was her parents. Later she was found at an isolated place.(Representative Image)
Published on Aug 22, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Karnal | ByHT Correspondent, Karnal

‘I was 6 when father started molesting me’: Rajasthan teen raped for 10 years

The victim also alleged that her father, who is a teacher, raped one of his students who used to come for home tuition.

The girl writes in her diary that whenever she asked her father why he does that, the accused used to convince her by saying that it’s a relationship of love between a father and a daughter.(AFP Photo)
The girl writes in her diary that whenever she asked her father why he does that, the accused used to convince her by saying that it’s a relationship of love between a father and a daughter.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 12:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByJaykishan Sharma

Two Class 6 boys sexually abuse 11-year-old classmate in Navi Mumbai: Police

The victim narrated the incident to his parents, who approached the police on Sunday.

Police registered the FIR as soon as we received the complaint from the victim’s family.(AFP)
Police registered the FIR as soon as we received the complaint from the victim’s family.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 05, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | By, Navi Mumbai

58-year-old sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping minor girl

The convict, a native of Bhind district, Madhya Pradesh, was held guilty of the offence under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code.

The police said on April 22, 2017, a resident of Kadipur near Gurgaon Sector 10 had filed a police complaint, alleging that a man had raped his minor daughter.(Representative Image)
The police said on April 22, 2017, a resident of Kadipur near Gurgaon Sector 10 had filed a police complaint, alleging that a man had raped his minor daughter.(Representative Image)
Published on Jul 03, 2019 01:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By

Mumbai Police constable arrested for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl

The constable was earlier posted with Trombay police station, where he was accused of stalking a woman. The woman had complained to his seniors and an inquiry had been initiated against him.

The incident allegedly took place on Sunday, when the constable lured the girl on the pretext of giving her a chocolate. He took her to his residence and assaulted her.(Representative Image)
The incident allegedly took place on Sunday, when the constable lured the girl on the pretext of giving her a chocolate. He took her to his residence and assaulted her.(Representative Image)
Published on Jun 21, 2019 01:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

11-year-old girl in Noida molested by engineer neighbour for over a year, suspect arrested

The incident came to light on May 16, when the girl spoke of her ordeal to a sports coach in school, who later informed her parents about the problem.

According to the police, the girl, a Class 6 student, was being sexually assaulted by the neighbour since last year.(Representative Image)
According to the police, the girl, a Class 6 student, was being sexually assaulted by the neighbour since last year.(Representative Image)
Updated on May 22, 2019 09:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Noida | ByTanmayee Tyagi, Noida

Delhi Police arrest 38-year-old tutor for molesting 14-year-old boy

Police said the tutor had been teaching the boy at his home for the last couple of months.

Police said the tutor took the boy inside the bathroom and touched him inappropriately during a game of hide-and-seek.(Shutterstock / Photo used for representational purpose)
Police said the tutor took the boy inside the bathroom and touched him inappropriately during a game of hide-and-seek.(Shutterstock / Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 08:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Mumbai woman, sister-in-law scald 5-year-old with candle to ‘discipline’ her

The two women were arrested and booked following a complaint by the girl’s father.

The police found burn marks all over the child’s body, including her face, stomach, back and hands.(AFP)
The police found burn marks all over the child’s body, including her face, stomach, back and hands.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 10:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai | ByG Mohiuddin Jeddy

Four-year-old girl raped by factory supervisor in Delhi’s Mundka

The girl’s father was away at work and mother was out in the market when the alleged crime took place. The 25-year-old accused man has been arrested and the girl is out of danger, police said.

The 25-year-old accused was caught by the locals and handed over to the police after the mother of the victim returned home and saw him with her daughter.(Representative Image)
The 25-year-old accused was caught by the locals and handed over to the police after the mother of the victim returned home and saw him with her daughter.(Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

FIR against absconding Gurugram doctor for allegedly molesting 13-year-old son

The incident came to light when the boy’s mother, who is also a doctor, took him to an NGO for counselling after she noticed changes in his behaviour, said a police official privy to the case.

The boy’s mother, who is living separately from her husband, filed a police complaint on Sunday about the molestation, which allegedly happened in June 2018.(AFP File / Representative Photo)
The boy’s mother, who is living separately from her husband, filed a police complaint on Sunday about the molestation, which allegedly happened in June 2018.(AFP File / Representative Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 11:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By

Five-year-old girl allegedly raped by tuition teacher in Uttarakhand’s US Nagar

Sanjay Kumar, in-charge, Sitarganj police station, said the incident came to light on Saturday late evening following which the girl’s parents approached the police. 

Police said that once the medical reports of the girl comes and interrogation is completed, they will decide whether more IPC sections need to be added to the FIR.(Representative Image)
Police said that once the medical reports of the girl comes and interrogation is completed, they will decide whether more IPC sections need to be added to the FIR.(Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Nainital | By

Thane man arrested for alleged sexual assault of his 4-year-old son over two years

According to Thane police, the accused was first caught by his wife, who had warned him. But he continued molesting his son and threatened his wife that he would kill the boy if she complained to anyone.

The accused continued molesting his minor son whenever his wife would go out of the house despite being warned by her.(AFP File / Photo used for representational purpose)
The accused continued molesting his minor son whenever his wife would go out of the house despite being warned by her.(AFP File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By, Thane

150 arrested for targeting non-Gujaratis over 14-month-old’s rape in Sabarkantha

The attacks took place after hate messages against non-Gujaratis, particularly those from Bihar and UP, were circulated on social media, police said.

Non-Gujaratis, especially those hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, were targeted in several parts of the state following the arrest of a Bihar native for allegedly raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district last week, police said Friday.(Representative Image)
Non-Gujaratis, especially those hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, were targeted in several parts of the state following the arrest of a Bihar native for allegedly raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district last week, police said Friday.(Representative Image)
Published on Oct 05, 2018 06:18 PM IST
Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India

Another orphanage horror: Kids rescued from illegal institute in Kathua complain of torture, abuse by Father

Children have levelled allegations of sexual abuse, torture and physical assault against accused father Thomas Antony

(Representative image)
(Representative image)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Jammu | By, Jammu

32% jump in child abuse cases in Pakistan in first six months of 2018: Report

The report shows that a total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported by newspapers in all four provinces of Pakistan, as well as Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. In comparison, 1,764 such incidents were reported from January to June 2017.

It means more than 12 children were abused every day during the January to June period of this year. The six-month data shows that 1,298 (56%) of the victims were girls and 1,024 (44%) were boys.(Picture for representation)
It means more than 12 children were abused every day during the January to June period of this year. The six-month data shows that 1,298 (56%) of the victims were girls and 1,024 (44%) were boys.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 01, 2018 07:50 AM IST
Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Fruit vendor arrested for sodomising five-year-old boy in Maharashtra

The 20-year-old accused took the boy from outside his house in Nallasopara, about 45 kilometres from Thane, at around 4pm on Sunday and sexually assaulted him at an isolated place in Kazi Chawl in Vakanpada, police said.

The child told his parents about the incident following which they filed a complaint and police arrested the accused on Sunday evening.(Shutterstock/Picture for representation)
The child told his parents about the incident following which they filed a complaint and police arrested the accused on Sunday evening.(Shutterstock/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 27, 2018 04:39 PM IST
Thane | ByPress Trust of India

Seven-year-old girl branded with hot spatula by stepmom in Kerala for wetting bed

Seeing the child’s discomfort in class, teachers questioned her and she showed the burn marks on her stomach, thighs and private parts, a teacher of the school said. School authorities immediately informed childline, an NGO, which contacted police.

The step mother and father, a lorry driver, have been arrested.(Picture for representation)
The step mother and father, a lorry driver, have been arrested.(Picture for representation)
Published on Jul 24, 2018 08:57 PM IST
Kollam (Kerala) | ByPress Trust of India

Woman principal beats Class 4 student in UP, arrested

According to a complaint lodged by the student’s father, his son was mercilessly beaten up by the principal, when he failed to give a proper answer to her question during the computer class on Friday.

A woman principal of a private school was arrested in Gorakhpur’s neighbouring Deoria district for allegedly beating up a Class 4 student.(Representative Image/Shutterstock Image)
A woman principal of a private school was arrested in Gorakhpur’s neighbouring Deoria district for allegedly beating up a Class 4 student.(Representative Image/Shutterstock Image)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 08:57 PM IST
Gorakhpur | ByPress Trust of India

Visually impaired boy ‘sexually assaulted’ by teacher in Doon

A 13-year-old visually impaired boy was allegedly sexually assaulted on several occasions by his music teacher at National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) here

The incident came to light after the boy’s father lodged a complaint with the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(HT File)
The incident came to light after the boy’s father lodged a complaint with the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.(HT File)
Published on May 21, 2018 10:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By
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