When publishing or transmitting material depicting children in sexually explicit acts, you've committed a crime. This is because it is illegal to publish or transmit any material that could be considered harmful to children, and includes anything that might cause children to be exposed to sex in a way that would be considered shocking and disturbing. This can also include promoting illegal pornography, soliciting sexual activities among school children, or anything else deemed illegal under state law. In India, this act is punishable under the Information Technology Act 2000.
Punishment for publishing or transmitting material depicting children in sexually explicit act, etc., in electronic form.–
According to Section 67B of the Information Technology Act 2000, whoever –
(a) publishes or transmits or causes to be published or transmitted material in any electronic form which depicts children engaged in a sexually explicit act or conduct; or
(b) creates text or digital images, collects, seeks, browses, downloads, advertises, promotes, exchanges or distributes material in any electronic form depicting children in obscene or indecent or sexually explicit manner; or
(c) cultivates, entices, or induces children to online relationship with one or more children for and on the sexually explicit act or in a manner that may offend a reasonable adult on the computer resource; or
(d) facilitates abusing children online, or
(e) records in any electronic form of own abuse or that of others pertaining to the sexually explicit act with children shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years and with a fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees and in the event of second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years and also with fine which may extend to ten lakh rupees:
Provided that provisions of Section 67, Section 67A, and this section does not extend to any book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting representation or figure in electronic form–
(i) the publication of which is proved to be justified as being for the public good on the ground that such book, pamphlet, paper, writing, drawing, painting representation or figure is the interest of science, literature, art or learning or other objects of general concern; or
(ii) which is kept or used for bona fide heritage or religious purposes.
Explanation – For the purposes of this section, “children” means a person who has not completed the age of 18 years.
In order to secure the rights of children and prevent any form of exploitation, it is necessary to provide them with a bright future.