Theme 17 of the WWSF 19Days Campaign Theme is about the Dangers of ICTs.
ICT: Information and communication technology refers to the use & transmission of information. ICT encompasses computers, the internet, mobile phones, television, radio, satellite systems, etc.
•There has been a significant increase in the solicitation of children for sexual purposes through the Internet. 60% adolescents have received messages from strangers, ..
•Chat rooms have become one of the main means of luring minors into participating in pornographic films, having sexual relations and even abduction (idem)
Televisions, Movies & Advertising
• It is estimated that only 10% of children's television viewing time is spent watching children's television, the other 90% is spent watching programs designed for adults.
•By the time a child is 18 years old, he or she will view (with average viewing time) 200,000 acts of violence, including 40,000 murders on television.
•High levels of violent game exposure have been linked to delinquency, fighting at school and during free time, and violent criminal behaviour