fbpx
Connect with us

News

Online Pedophile Activity Increasing in South East Asia, Say NGOs and UN

Published

Online Pedophile Activity Increasing In South East Asia, Say Ngos And Un - World Of Buzz
Source: Pixabay ,Pixabay

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

The Internet. What would we do without it? It entertains us, educates us, and connects us together – a tool of unlimited potential for good, but unfortunately the way a tool is used is defined by the person using it. And too many use it in the wrong way.

According to Free Malaysia Today, NGOs and experts are sounding the alarm on a fresh wave of online pedophile activity in South East Asia. While certain parts of the region have long been linked to child prostitution activities and the like, the increased connectivity in SEA is leading to a rise of abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, paid for with nearly untraceable cryptocurrencies.

François Xavier Souchet of Thai-based NGO Terre des Hommes described how pedophiles utilise platforms like social networks and video sharing sites alongside the dark web to access child rape and sexual abuse content, saying,

“Predators watch the rapes on large platforms that are not likely to close… It’s live, nothing is recorded… everything is encrypted. They pay more and more in Bitcoins, encrypted money makes their transactions as secure as possible.”

A UN report on child sexual abuse in South East Asia also found that child sexual abuse via webcam is a rising cause of human trafficking, and identified Thailand and the Philippines as two major hubs of child sexual abuse content, stating that the creation of said content in the Philippines happens on “an industrial level” and generates up to USD$1 billion a year, while Thailand ranks 6th out of the top 15 child sex abuse image hosting countries.

Online Pedophile Activity Increasing In South East Asia, Say Ngos And Un - World Of Buzz 1
Image for illustration purposes only. Source: Pixabay

Other South East Asian countries are not immune, with Damian Kean of Thai-based NGO ECPAT noting that cyber-abuse has begun seeping into Cambodia and Vietnam, where social media plays a big part in how these predators approach and recruit victims.

Those are some seriously scary numbers! Parents, do make sure you’re aware of who your children are talking to online, and make a police report if you’re suspicious.

 

Also read: Father Who Sexually Assaulted 8yo Stepdaughter Blames Her for Leading Him On

Father Guilty Of Sexual Assault Claims 8Yo Stepdaughter - World Of Buzz

 


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

80 80
News47 mins ago

80% Of The Adult Population In M’sia Has Been Fully Vaccinated One Week Before Target!

The government previously set a target to achieve herd immunity by October 2021, with 80% of the adult population being...

Nano Nano
News18 hours ago

KKM: Nano Mist Spray Should Be Used To Disinfect Surfaces Only, NOT Humans

You might have noticed several posts on social media where people have been recommending nano mist sprays for the purpose...

Gunung Jerai Flash Flood Act Of God Gunung Jerai Flash Flood Act Of God
News20 hours ago

Takiyuddin: Natural Disaster In Kedah Is An “Act Of God” & Not Due To Logging

Now that the parliament is up and running again, it seems like everything is back to normal with all the...

Home Quarantine Home Quarantine
News1 day ago

KKM: Fully Vaccinated Individuals Can Quarantine At Home Upon Arrival In Malaysia

Fully vaccinated travellers can now opt to quarantine at home upon arrival in Malaysia, provided they make an application 7-10...

Beach Park Ft Beach Park Ft
News2 days ago

Penang Beach Park Forced To Shut Down After Thousands Of Visitors Were Spotted

A beach park in Penang, Taman Rekreasi Pantai Robina (also known as Robina Eco Park), has been forced to shut...

Mitsubishi Mitsubishi
News2 days ago

M’sian Man Who Drove Against Traffic & Killed 2 Teenagers Charged With Murder

The driver who drove against traffic and killed two teenagers on 12 September has been charged with murder at the...

Kk Kk
News2 days ago

Mount Kinabalu & Other Tourist Sites Reopened To Fully Vaccinated Individuals Starting 16 Sept

It’s finally time for fully vaccinated individuals to gear up as Mount Kinabalu is now open to the public for...

Collage 3 5 Collage 3 5
News2 days ago

523 Covid-19 Positive Individuals & Those Ignoring Home Quarantine Identified In Kedah

After more than a year of fighting the pandemic, some people are still violating the SOPs by endangering the lives...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY