Whenever we talk about a heinous crime like rape, the constitution has several criteria for proving rape. Many times you must have heard people standing with the criminal giving such arguments that rape is not proven until intercourse takes place. Sloppy arguments like these are used to defend those accused of sexual harassment. While under the POCSO Act sexual harassment is also included in the scope of sexual harassment using any object or other body parts like fingers and toes.
In this episode, the new term for sexual crime is digital rape. Children are her softest target. That is why it is important that you know all about it and make your children aware of it.
Many times the perpetrator escapes because of absurd discussions about sexual abuse. But not now, because the judicial system has included a new term in its vocabulary for understanding sexual harassment or sexual offenses, which is “Digital Rape”. The name has a digital connection, but it has nothing to do with the virtual world.
A case of “digital rape” has surfaced in Noida
Perhaps you have heard this word. In the past, discussions about “digital rape” started to increase when a three-year-old girl was raped in Gautam Buddha Nagar near Noida. The incident happened with the girl while she was at play school. However, the culprit cannot be found yet because the girl is in a panic. But this case has been registered under the category of “digital rape” under Section 375 of the POCSO Act.
Little children get scared and can’t tell because sometimes they don’t know the difference between right and wrong. In such a situation, it is very important that you, as a mother, explain to them about good and bad touch. It is very important to let them know how much touching someone is right and what is wrong. So children can learn to tell the difference.
So let’s find out some tips with the help of which you can save your children from ‘digital rape’ and before that let’s know its true meaning.
What is “digital rape”? (digital meaning of rape)
Digital rape has nothing to do with cybercrime or sexual offenses committed online or in virtual space. Rather, it is forced vaginal manipulation with hands and toes without consent. Even inserting an object falls into the category of digital rape.
In English, the word ‘digit’ means finger and thumb of the foot and hand. With the help of which someone tries to rape. Previously, such lewdness was not considered rape, but abuse.
What are the warning signs of child sexual abuse?
behave in an inappropriate, sexual manner with toys or objects
nightmares, sleep problems
hold back or not talk
to be unusually secretive
a sudden change in behavior
not to be afraid of anyone and not to be alone
Anger and change in eating habits
Tips to make your children aware of ‘digital rape’
1 Tell your child about private parts
They explore themselves as soon as the child grows up at the age of one or two. At the same time, talk to him about his private parts. You can start with some basic information such as describing the organs and their functions. At the same time, the child also learns about body images, so without strange reactions, talk about them in a healthy way.
2 Explain good and bad touch
When the child understands his private parts, tell him that it is wrong to touch someone else’s hand and that it is ‘Bad Touch’. It is not okay to touch someone’s hand in the area of the vagina, armpit, lips, hips and breasts. Also, lovingly touching the cheek can be a good touch, and only for loved ones.
If something like this happens to them, they will let you know right away.
3 Teaching children about right and wrong behavior
It is wrong for anyone to touch their genitals or masturbate in front of them in public or in private
It’s not okay for them to see or touch a friend’s or new sibling’s genitals
It is also wrong to show private parts to colleagues
standing or sitting too close to someone
tries to catch peers or adults with the naked eye
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