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Police: Monitor What Children Access

The Fiji Police Force is urging parents to be aware of what their children are accessing on the internet. This follows concerns over figures released by Google Trends that Fiji
06 Mar 2015 07:36
Police: Monitor What Children Access

The Fiji Police Force is urging parents to be aware of what their children are accessing on the internet.

This follows concerns over figures released by Google Trends that Fiji was among the top 10 countries in the world searching for ‘pornography’.

Police chief of investigation and intelligence, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Henry Brown said children these days spent a lot of time on the internet and parents needed to be aware of the risks.

“We request parents and guardians to become aware of the potential risks associated with the internet and mobile phone activities. Knowing what your child is accessing or has access to will enable you to make safe responsible decisions for your child,” ACP Brown said.

The nature of how the internet works, he said was often difficult for Police to monitor therefore everyone’s assistance was needed in becoming responsible online users.

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‘Traffic Obscene Publications’ are specifically dealt with under Section 377 of the Crimes Decree No.44 of 2009.

“A person convicted under this section can be imprisoned for five years.

Pornography remains to be one of the sensitive issues for public debate given our community set up. However internet safety messages have been relayed to our communities through community policing awareness programmes.

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