News: Adhoc Committee of the Rajya instituted by Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu has made 40 f recommendations to prevent sexual abuse of children and to contain access to and transmission of child pornography content on the social media.
|Legislative||Technology||Institutional||Social and Educational||State-level Implementation|
|clause to be inserted in the POCSO Act, 2012 under which advocating or counselling sexual activities with a person under the age of 18 years is an offence||Law enforcement agencies be permitted to brake end to end encryption to trace distributors of child pornography||upgraded and technologically empowered National Commission for Protection of Child Rights||campaigns for greater awareness among parents to recognize early signs of child abuse, online risks and improving online safety for their child||Each State and UT shall have empowered State Commission for the Protection for Child Rights|
|National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal to be designated as the national portal for reporting any electronic matters under POCSO||Blockchain analysis companies to trace identities of users engaging in crypto currency transactions to purchase child pornography online||National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shall mandatorily record and report annually cases of child pornography||E-safety Commissioners be appointed at state level|
|Punitive measures for access, produce or transmit Child Sexual Abuse Material(CSAM)||separate adult section for on-streaming platforms|
Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act:
- Enacted in 2012, to protect the children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography.
- Provides for gender neutral application of stringent punishment, including death penalty, for aggravated penetrative sexual assault of children.
- Provides for levy of fines and imprisonment of up to 5years to curb child pornography.