Interior Ministry: Internet accustoms Azerbaijani children to world of sex and violence
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 16 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Azerbaijan has been observing extensive development of the involvement of children in the world of sex and violence on the Internet. Social networks have become a space for dialogue of minors rather than the young and middle generations, head of the department of preventive work with juveniles of Baku Head Police Department of the Interior Ministry Huseyn Aliyev said on Monday at a conference on 'Violence against children'.
"Every day children's interest in the social networks is increasing, and this becomes unhealthy. Despite the fact that most young people use social networks to enhance knowledge and skills, some are visiting such networks as Facebook, Odnoklassniki and Twitter and watch erotic and pornographic materials which adversely affects their mental, psychological and moral development," said Aliyev.
He said that young girls by taking advantage of lack of parental controls are falling under the influence of the opposite sex resulting in them becoming acquainted and communicating online. Ultimately, this dating leads to sexual violence and over time these girls become victims of trafficking.
In 2011, 184 crimes of violence against children were registered in Baku. Of these, 44 were related to beating, 21 with an intimate connection with persons under the majority age and other acts of a sexual nature, 34 accidents, 14 cases of hooliganism and 10 of deliberate self-harm to health and so on .
In the first quarter, 33 facts of violence against children were recorded, said Aliyev.