Internet too powerful to be kept with children – cleric warns

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Pastor Olayide Babatunde of the Glorious and Divine Calling Ministry Ayobo, , has called on parents regulate internet use by their as a strategy curb sexual assault.

Babatunde gave the advice an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday .

According Babatunde, use of the internet had contributed much and defilement.

“Internet has done more bad than good and has corrupted the minds of our little ones.

“What do you want to say about a six-year-old girl operating her mother’s phone and dancing stark naked while videoing herself with the phone?

“Imagine between ages five and 12 years singing and listening to worldly music while viewing it on their parents’ phones,” the said.

She added that some watched porns and other illicit images on the internet.

“A five-year-old boy sees a lying on a woman a will one day try it on an opposite sex either school or at home.

“We need a serious re-orientation in the country in order to bring back the sanity of our offsprings.

“Gone are those days when children didn’t have access to iPad, android tablets and other smart phones,” she told NAN.

Babatunde also decried fake spread on platforms.

“There is way internet won’t be shut down sooner or later in the country with the high level of parading the cyberspace.

“Some are being spread by teenagers that are exposed to internet.

“For instance, incidents that happened in other countries are falsely spread by teenagers stating that such happened in Nigeria without taking into cognizance consequences of spreading such .”

The pastor appealed to parents to be watchful of what their children were being exposed to on the internet.

“Parents should stop giving phones to their little children all in the name of pampering.”

According to the pastor, internet is a powerful weapon which must be kept away from children.