PATNA: Alarmed at the rise in incidents of sexual assaults, the Bihar State Women Commission (SWC) has suggested for banning use of cell phones in schools imparting education till Grade 12.
SWC authorities said they were writing to all schools to put a blanket ban on use of cell phones in schools with immediate effects saying they were misleading the raw minds.
“Cell phones have increased the ‘maturity level’ of children who are now watching those things on mobile surely not meant for them. This has adversely impacted the social atmosphere,” a women commission member Dr Usha Vidyathi told the media on Sunday.
According to her, till when the culture of joint family was alive everyone in the family was keeping a close watch on the children but post break-up in joint family system, the children have been handed cell phones to keep them in contact.
“Sadly this has not elicited desired results. Instead, the children have caught porn movies or video clips now easily available on the smart phones connected to the internet. This has adversely impacted the society,” she rued.
The SWC has also suggested for trying even minor children caught in rape cases in the general courts, and not in juvenile ones.
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