Wanton use of obscene language tops child sex abuse
Kathmandu, December 11:
Use of obscene language makes it to the top of child sex abuse with 45 per cent Kathmandu children experiencing it, says a report on sexual abuse and exploitation published today.
According to the report, in most cases, friends used obscene language in case of boys while “strangers” used it in case of girls. It maintains that 58 per cent of the respondent boys and 27 per cent of the respondent girls were exposed to obscene language.
On the basis of place for such a form of abuse, 40.4 per cent cases were found in market and streets while 30.2 per cent were experienced at school.
Though the children mentioned seeing obscene materials mostly with ‘friends’, 30 per cent of the respondent girls reported watching obscene materials with family members, while only 7 per cent of respondent boys mentioned doing so.
Over 13 per cent of respondent children reported experiencing one or more contact forms of sexual abuse that included kissing, fondling private parts, oral sex and penetrative sex. The figure includes 13 per cent of respondent boys and 14.5 per cent of respondent girls.