It will no longer do to brush subjects like obscenity and indecency and pornography under the carpet. It will no longer do to shout, scold, hit or punish your child if you find them being curious about subjects considered taboo. It’s unreasonable to clamp out TV or Internet or society out of their lives. It’ll only fuel a child’s fascination and curiosity and worse, they will go ahead and experiment behind your back.
Currently, Pakistani children are victims of rigid social frameworks where definite do’s and don’ts are imposed without explanation and where every instinct is taboo on one hand, while unregulated commercialism shamelessly laughs in the face of social norms and traditions on the other.
We indulge children with access to unrestricted TV viewing, unmonitored internet surfing, access to personal mobile phones, web cameras and the like. Unabashed advertising and commercialism entice children into grounds that eventually lead to harm .Over the years, with the onslaught of cheaply available commercial services the potential for abuse has also grown, up to the point where it can now no longer be ignored. The truth is our traditions are becoming more and more fragile. It is time to act now, time to do our part.