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Ministry to oversee young netizens
« on: January 17, 2012, 03:36:53 PM »
Ministry to oversee young netizens

The Education Ministry plans to set up a committee to oversee the online activities of young people, Basic Education Commission secretary-general Chinnapat Bhumirat said Tuesday.

The plan came after a sexually suggestive photograph of group of seven girls, one of them wearing a student uniform, was posted on Facebook website yesterday. The picture drew over 50,000 comments after it was posted for just five hours and more than 30,000 users clicked 'Like' button.

Mr Chinnapat said authorities will first check whether the girls in the photo are from a school under the Basic Education Commission.

A committee will be set up to handle this type of problem in particular, he said.

"There have been many similar incidents involving our youth and seminars might be held for teachers, students and their parents to share their ideas for preventing and solving the problem," he said.

The Basic Education Commission is ready to cooperate with the Information and Communication Ministry in educating students on using the internet appropriately, Mr Chinnapat said

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Might be a good idea to oversee the old (expat) netizens as well. :lol


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Re: Ministry to oversee young netizens
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 05:08:20 PM »

Yet another controversial video clip has gone viral. This time it features seven girls making in appropriate gestures, actions considered highly inappropriate for their age. One of the girls is seen in the clip wearing a grade school uniform, which hints to the age of the other girls in the clip.

The news hit the headlines on the heels of Teacher's Day in Thailand and immediately stirred widespread criticism as to how quickly Thai society is deteriorating. The ten minute clip was posted by someone who calls themselves “Beer”. Most of the girls were seen in their bras, switching between very inappropriate poses. The one girl who had her grade school uniform on sat with her legs open, revealing red panties.

When asked to comment on the issue, senior officials at the Ministry of Culture said she blames the lack of social values and the need of youngsters to attract attention from others. Social networking feeds this need so youngsters are now doing outrageous things and posting the clip on the Internet just to attract attention.

If that was indeed their motive, the girls succeeded. Just minutes after the clip was posted, they garnered a substantial amount of views and thousands of “likes”.

Culture Ministry officials say they will cooperate with the ICT Ministry to try and find a solution to the problem.