Rampant Presence of Sex and Violence on the Internet Increased Crimes in Vietnam

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 Sociologists have blamed the rampant presence of sex and violence on the Internet for the increasing number of crimes in which children are culprits, victims or both.

According to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, 12 percent of the most commonly visited websites in Viet Nam contained pornography.

The state-run Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Corporation has listed more than 5 million websites as having content that is deemed “unsuitable” for children.

By 2012, Viet Nam had 30 million Internet users, three times more than in 2005. Nam of the Department of Child Care and Protection said such online content is one of the major factors contributing to the increase of sexually abused children in Viet Nam.

“A child can assess a world of information with a smart phone. Thus, risks of harmful impacts are greater than the benefits [these devices bring],” he told Vietweek. Read more here.