61pc schoolboys obsessed to porn

DU Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 30,2018 | Updated: 23:48, Jul 29,2018

 
 

At least 61.65 per cent of schoolboys watch pornography while 70.55 per cent of them had a tendency to molest a girl after watching pornographies, claimed a research.
The Center for Men and Masculinities Studies, a research-based NGO registered under the Ministry of Social Welfare and NGO Bureau, came up with this information after carried out study on 900 school boys aged from 11 to 15-year-old from Cox’s Bazar, Pabna, Sirajganj and Rangpur districts.
The research organaisation shared the findings at a policy dialogue on ‘preventing gender based violence involving youth in Bangladesh’ at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building of Dhaka University jointly organised by CMMS and UN Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh.
According to the report, some 86.75 per cent of the boys use mobile phones while 62.35 per cent use their device to access or browse internet while 50.75 per cent of the boys search pornography on the internet and 63.45 per cent watch porn for the first time in mobile phones with friends.
While delivering his welcome speech, CMMS chairperson and Dhaka University’s Women and Gender Studies associate professor Syed Saikh Imtiaz said the research was conducted on over 900 boy-students of 50 schools in four districts.
He also said the organisation found out that there was a connection between watching pornography and the increased sexual violence.
Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu, DU sociology teacher Zeenat Huda, Japanese Study Department chairman Abul Barkat, member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Co-Chair of Trustee Board of UN Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh Nahim Razzaq also attended the function among others.

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