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Child sex tourism – the hidden danger of a free, fast-growing Web

Author: Yeoh Siew Hoon, webintravel, Published on: 8 June 2010

A new study, released by the Bangkok-based ECPAT International…highlighting “The use of information and communication technologies in connection with cases of child sex tourism in East and Southeast Asia”, points out…how the travel industry can help safeguard the region’s youths...According to the study, “…the travel and IT industries have…witnessed an increase in sexual exploitation of children through the mediums they provide...”… For the private sector, it urged legitimate travel booking websites to be sensitized towards the issue of child sex tourism and get involved in the dissemination of information and awareness-raising material...It said web hosting companies should provide more accurate checks and monitoring of the material they provide on their servers and firmly apply any rules relating to the publishing of illegal material...[refers to Facebook, MySpace (part of News Corporation)]

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Related companies: Facebook MySpace.com (part of Specific Media)