BLOGS

[19 September] Circuit: Facts ‘Exclusively’ for you

Challenge everything you read & see on the Internet. Like-minded people, speaking and listening to one another, are re-inforcing their beliefs and prejudices and are becoming more extreme versions of themselves before they had started talking. In Edition 8 of ‘Circuit’, our monthly newsletter on children, safety & internet, we look at the modern day...

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Filter Bubble – A Built-In Bias in your Social Media Feed and Searches

Picture this – You enter a room where everyone is exactly like you. Like objects manufactured using 3D printers on a production line with sigma six precision. Everyone has similar likes, dislikes, opinions, and taste. Everyone uses the same language, gets outraged on familiar issues and laugh at the same jokes. That doesn’t sound fun,...

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The Catalog: Boys Must Also Be Protected From Abuse

A Myth is Not A Monolith As part of its awareness campaigns, the movement against child sexual abuse has frequently & successfully resorted to the myth vs reality dialectic. One of the more prominent fixtures goes something like this: Myth: Victims of Child Sexual Abuse are almost always girls. Reality: Boys can also be victims...

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POCSO Crime Log: June 2017

The POCSO Crime Log is a monthly chronological listing that tracks POCSO Cases reported in reliable media sources. 112 cases came to our notice in the month of June 2017.

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Don’t Fear The Blue Whale. But Stay Clear of the Paranoia Around It.

Last week, the Indian media took it upon itself to save Indian children from the latest in online threats. The reportage feverishly conjured a kind of tsunami of suicide slowly inching its way to Indian shores claiming the lives of impressionable teenagers in its unstoppable swell. It’s online and it’s everywhere, the news informed us....

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