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Children warned about online sexual exploitation

  • Ivany Atina Arbi
    Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, September 9, 2019   /  09:08 am
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The government is aware that online sexual exploitation was a huge threat to more than 40 million Indonesian children who are using the internet nowadays.(Shutterstock/File)

Agustin Aryani, a student of SMK 28 vocational school in Jakarta, seemed to be paying very close attention to what a panel of speakers said during an event called “Internet Safety for Children”. She sometimes jotted down a note in a small memo pad placed on her lap while learning about “online grooming”, “sexting”, “sextortion” and many other concepts. Later, after attending the 30-minute discussion session led by Ahmad Sofian, the coordinator of Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) Indonesia, the 17-year-old Agustin told The Jakarta Post that she learned a lot about online sexual exploitation from the session. “I’d be more cautious when it comes to using the internet in the future as to avoid the potential danger of online sexual exploitation,” said the girl, who had be...