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The popularity and easy access to social media have made it easier for pimps to sell children and for young women to advertise their sex services, a Philippine study showed. Social media has emerged as a tool by which children in the Philippines are sexually exploited, according to a group. In its recent study entitled Children and the Sex Trade in the Digital Age: A Study on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Metro Manila commissioned by Plan International Philippines, 66 percent or 21 out of 32 children interviewed aged 13 to 18 made online transactions to get customers.
Photo courtesy of Plan International Philippines. Traditionally, only three persons were involved in commercial sex transactions: the sex provider, the pimp, and the customer. Pimps control sex providers or traffic them to reach different customers. The study said victims were mostly enticed by their peers to do online sex to earn money. These young workers stayed in the industry for two to five years.
Majority of the respondents involved in Internet-mediated sex were paid P1, to P3, per transaction. Children and adolescents in personal or non-mediated transactions were paid P or less.
And sometimes even shoulder transportation expenses. In Asia, Filipino children have the highest access to the Internet, using it to earn money. In a study in by the National Youth Commission that included a sample of 5, youth between ages 13 and 30, a great majority or Sixty-six percent of those in the 15 to 17 age group dropped out of school and used social networking sites.
Up until mid, child pornography was not given much attention in the country. From toDSWD noted in a report that out of cases of child trafficking, were victims of prostitution and only 17 were victims of cyber pornography. The US Department of State in its Trafficking in Persons Report noted that the Philippines convicted only 42 traffickers and only for five cases of online child sex trafficking.
Early this year, child abuse cases linked with cybercrime were reported in Bacolod, Iloilo and Boracay. In Quezon City, 30 people who maintained a sex den were arrested in February. Kabayan Rep. Tom Villarin admitted that the government lacks awareness on the growing of cases of children involved in online sexual exploitation.
Parents have also been open to abuse. Another policy gap is on strengthening the role of local government.
The group said 31 laws and 17 bills related to child protection also had no budgetary allocations in Plan International urged the government to take a closer look on cases of cybercrime among children. The s are higher in terms of voluntary and internet-oriented abuse. The victims, he said, are aged eight to These syndicates sell the children to foreigners for P20, to P30, But the worst part, Tuliao said, is these foreigners take videos of the children while performing sexual acts on them and these videos will then be ed online.
However, the bigger setback, according to her, was the psychological impact or trauma on the children. The children are our future. The prevalence of the problem again came to fore with the arrest on October 15 of two suspected cybersex. One offer was worth P30, good for one week inside a hotel. Tuliao said the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Nordic Liaison Office helped in providing intelligence information on the capture of Sampaga and Mabansag. Legal Advice. Business Forum. Market Overview. Exam. TMT Rewards. TMT Digital Edition.
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