DSWD fu­els drive vs on­line sex­ual ex­ploita­tion of kids

Manila Bulletin - - Visayas News -

CEBU CITY – The De­part­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment (DSWD) Cen­tral Visayas kicked off last week the Na­tional Chil­dren’s Month cel­e­bra­tion here with cam­paigns against on­line sex­ual ex­ploita­tion of chil­dren (OSEC) and child pornog­ra­phy in four schools in Lapu-Lapu City and in Cor­dova town.

DSWD-Cen­tral Visayas re­gional in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer Leah Quin­tana said 133 stu­dents from Ibabao, El­e­men­tary School, Cor­dova Na­tional High School, Babag El­e­men­tary School and Babag Na­tional High School par­tic­i­pated in a cam­pus-based in­for­ma­tion cam­paign against on­line sex­ual ex­ploita­tion.

Project De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer (PDO) of the DSWD-Led In­ter-Agency Coun­cil, Carolina Nuyda dis­cussed with the stu­dent par­tic­i­pants the sig­nif­i­cance of the pro­mo­tion and pro­tec­tion of chil­dren’s rights.

Nuyda high­lighted the child’s right to pro­tec­tion from sex­ual ex­ploita­tion in­clud­ing pros­ti­tu­tion and the use of chil­dren in porno­graphic ma­te­ri­als.

She then im­pressed upon the chil­dren the im­por­tant on­line safety tips to pre­vent on­line sex­ual ex­ploita­tion of child pornog­ra­phy.

Nuyda en­cour­aged the chil­dren to re­sist, run and re­port when some­one tries to take a sex­u­ally photo or video of them with sex­ual un­der­tones.

She also told the chil­dren to re­frain from watch­ing and shar­ing any ma­te­ri­als with sex­ual graph­ics, es­pe­cially if there are chil­dren in­volved in the porno­graphic ma­te­rial as it is pro­hib­ited un­der Repub­lic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornog­ra­phy Law. (Min­erva Bc New­man)

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