In India the developments in information technology and communication systems have contributed to the increase and ease of exchange of child pornography. The link between child prostitution, child sex tourism and child pornography is found to be strong. The countries where child prostitution and child sex tourism exists are also becoming a source for child pornography. Child sex tourism and trafficking makes the children vulnerable to child pornography. Even a person, who is in possession of child pornography, is also most likely to be an active abuser of children or on the way to becoming one. Internet makes it is easier to produce and distribute child pornography materials, locally, nationally and internationally, network with other offenders and to contact children. A pornographic image is hard to eliminate from the internet completely (100%) because an image on the web can be downloaded and viewed by others.

Children are being ‘adopted’ from poor families with false promises of a better life for the child, indicating how easy it is to take advantage of poor families who are desperate for their children to have a good life. The cases also illustrates the ease of access to children. All this serves as an indication that we need to improve the control and supervision of different sectors where children are in focus since it attracts perpetrators and offenders and exploits the vulnerability of children. It calls upon the national and state legislature, the tourism, travel, hospitality industry and other stakeholders to take immediate action to address this issue!

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